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2018 ADA Employee Photo Contest Winners

At ADA Carbon Solutions we are proud to have a wealth of talented and creative employees who are amazing photographers. This year, we encouraged our employees to capture a photo of something that brought them peace of mind.

Congratulations to these 2018 ADA Carbon Solutions Employee Photo Contest Winners. The below five photos will be printed onto canvas and displayed at the Littleton and Red River locations. They will also be highlighted on our ADA-CS 2019 Calendar.

Reflection by Micala Mitchek

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The Fish Have Got to Be Biting Today by Cody Love

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Majesty in the Air by Robert Huston

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Sunset at the Lake by Peter Yacoe

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Natural Bridges by Kevin Lansing

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2017 ADA Carbon Solutions Employee Photo Contest Winners

At ADA Carbon Solutions we are proud to have a wealth of talented and creative employees who are amazing photographers. Every year our employee photo contest results in images that inspire and excite. This year we encouraged our employees to capture a photo that would embody the theme of clean water and clean air.

The follow images are the winners of our 2017 contest:

Blowing Hot Air – David Park
Blowing Hot Air - David Park

Change – Micala Mitchek
Change - Micala Mitchek

Hanging Lake – Raj Virdi
Hanging Lake - Raj Virdi

Upside Down – Clay Smith
Upside Down - Clay Smith

Morning at Red River – The D Shift Team
Morining at Red River - the D Shift Team

PACS Activated Carbon Hall of Fame Award: Joe Wong

PACS Invitation 38th International Activated Carbon Conference
September 15-16, 2016 and Carbon Courses September 12-18

At this year’s PACS International Activated Carbon Conference two valued members of the carbon industry will receive the PACS Activated Carbon Hall of Fame award.

Joe Wong, Chief Technology Scientist from ADA Carbon Solutions will be a recipient of this esteemed award and will also present a lecture lecture entitled “Custom Designing Activated Carbons for Removing Mercury from Coal-fired Power Plants.”

Every September near Pittsburgh PA activated carbon experts to beginners share information to grow the size, quality, and new applications for the activated carbon industry through the International Activated Carbon Conference and Activated Carbon School. Optional carbon courses are provided to accelerate individual knowledge on activated carbons.

Please see the Registration Form for schedules and details.

ADA Carbon Solutions Focuses on Leadership in MATS Compliance with Key Promotions within its Research and Development Department

ADA Carbon Solutions is expanding its investment in RnD while recognizing the significant achievements of key leaders in activated carbon research and commercialization.

Littleton, Colorado, June 15, 2014 – ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC , an industry leading manufacturer of powdered activated carbon, is pleased to announce three significant promotions, signifying advancements in product leadership for mercury control.

Ariel Li has been promoted to Lead Research Scientist.  Ms. Li joined ADA in 2012 after graduating from Iowa State University with a Masters in Materials Science and Engineering.  Since joining the R&D team, she has distinguished herself with contributions to a number of key projects including the development and commercialization of an advanced carbon product for the removal of mercury from wet scrubbers, the development of novel non-halogen technology, and several other advancements.  According to Dr. Joe Wong, Chief Technology Officer, “Ariel’s strong technical approach and persistence in problem solving have made her a leader in the R&D group.  At this critical juncture for our business growth, her contributions have significant impact.”

Ross True has been promoted to Lead Technician.  Mr. True joined the R&D team at ADA in 2013 after previous experience with Coors Brewing and Johns Manville as a lab technician.  He obtained degrees in Biology from Metropolitan State University as well in Religious Studies from the University of Wisconsin.  He has made significant contributions toward improvements in the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the R&D lab in Littleton, including development and implementation of inventory and sample management systems, storage and waste handling, and fellow technician training.  In addition to his in-lab assignments in advancing our carbon technologies, he is currently leading the design and implementation of a LIMS system to manage QC and R&D data acquisition and retrieval.  Dr. Roger Cayton, Senior R&D Director, added “Ross has added rigor to our laboratory techniques and data management that facilitate a smooth transition to the significant scale-up of products currently underway.  As our customers require more product and a high-degree of quality control, these core skills are key to our business success.”

Christopher Vizcaino has been promoted to Lead Research Chemist.  Mr. Vizcaino is a graduate of Metropolitan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and began his career with ADA Carbon Solutions in 2010 after working with ADA-ES for two years.  “Chris was instrumental in setting up the QC lab and quality system at the Red River plant as well as the R&D lab in Littleton,” said Dr. Wong.  “As the lead designer and developer of our lab scale Dynamic Mercury Index capture test, he has applied it towards performance improvements within our current product line as well as to rapid prototype development of new enhanced carbon materials, and has continued to develop it to be a valuable tool to our customers.”  Currently, he is leading R&D efforts in the area of next-generation advanced carbons for challenging utility flue gas emission systems.

“These three researchers have demonstrated both product leadership and application expertise throughout their time at ADA,” added Dr. Wong, “this is the goal of our R&D culture, and we commend their achievements.  We have a strong team to continue rapidly commercializing new products to address our customers’ compliance needs.  We look forward to their contributions in continuing to shape the future of mercury control.”

About ADA Carbon Solutions

ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC is a leading manufacturer of powdered activated carbon products that are optimized for mercury removal and flue gas applications.  Its flagship plant in Red River Louisiana is the largest, most automated and environmentally friendly activated carbon production facility in North America.  ADA Carbon Solutions aims to leverage its industry leading expertise in emission control and the reliability afforded by its assets to deliver superior emission control solutions.

 

ADA Carbon Solutions Announces New Hires of a Senior R&D Director and a Regional Sales Director

ADA Carbon Solutions adds over 20 years of R&D expertise and leadership in nanotechnology and catalysis as well as over 16 years of sales experience in power generation and regulatory compliance.

Littleton, Colorado, February 24, 2014 – ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC , an industry leading manufacturer of powdered activated carbon, is pleased to announce two new hires.

Dr. Roger H. Cayton joins ADA Carbon Solutions as Senior Research and Development Director. Dr. Cayton, an experienced R&D technology leader, has expertise in nanotechnology and catalysis and has led research in the energy and specialty chemical industries for over 20 years. According to Dr. Joe Wong, Chief Technology Officer of ADA Carbon Solutions, “Roger’s extensive R&D experience will help accelerate our pace of innovation and help bring novel compliance solution technologies to our customers in the coal-fired generation, waste-to-energy, and cement industries.”

Patrick E. Gallen joins ADA Carbon Solutions as a Regional Sales Director. Most recently, Mr. Gallen served as a Business Development Manager with the Clyde Bergemann Power Group where he secured the single largest Utility MATS compliance project in North America. According to Mr. Tom Coyne, Vice President of Sales of ADA Carbon Solutions, “Pat’s career includes over 16 years of experience in the power generation market space. He brings a sound understanding of our customers and the market and is a demonstrated expert at helping customers implement cost-effective, durable solutions to their regulatory challenges. We look forward to Mr. Gallen’s experience and insights to augment our expanding business.”

“We are excited about the addition of both Pat and Roger to our team” said Brian Leen, President and Chief Executive Officer of ADA Carbon Solutions. “Our focus is on helping power plants and other coal-burning facilities achieve compliance reliably and cost affordably. To accomplish this objective we start by seeking to understand each plant’s specific challenge and then we go to work designing a solution tailored to address it. Both Pat and Roger have terrific experience in areas that will help us deliver our value proposition to our customers, and I look forward to the impact they will bring to our organization.”

About ADA Carbon Solutions
ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC is a leading manufacturer of powdered activated carbon products that are optimized for mercury removal and flue gas applications. Its flagship plant in Red River Louisiana is the largest, most automated and environmentally friendly manufacturing facility in North America. ADA Carbon Solutions aims to leverage its industry leading expertise in emission control and the reliability afforded by its assets to deliver superior emission control solutions. For more information visit www.ada-cs.com.

For further information, please contact:
Sheila Glesmann, Senior Vice President, Environmental and External Affairs
E-mail: sheila.glesmann@ada-cs.com
Phone: (410) 544-5292

ADA Carbon Solutions Announces New Hires

ADA Carbon Solutions Announces New Hire of Vice President of Sales and Key Executive Promotions to Senior Vice President of Environmental and External Affairs and to Chief Technology Officer

Former Global Vice President of Business Development at Nalco Mobotec Brings Over 20 Years of Power Industry Experience to ADA Carbon Solutions’ Expanding Business

Littleton, Colorado, April 22, 2013 – ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC , an industry leading manufacturer of powdered activated carbon, is pleased to announce one new hire and two executive promotions within the company.

Thomas E. Coyne joins ADA Carbon Solutions as the Vice President of Sales. Most recently, Mr. Coyne served as the Global Vice President of Business Development at Nalco Mobotec, providing multi‐pollutant emissions compliance solutions to industrial and utility customers in North America and Europe. According to Mr. Brian Leen, President and Chief Executive Officer of ADA Carbon Solutions, “Tom’s career includes over 20 years in the power generation market space. He brings a diverse background of sales, operations, project management and engineering, focused on regulatory compliance. We look forward to Mr. Coyne’s leadership and insights to complement our expanding business.”

Sheila Glesmann, formerly the Senior Vice President of Development and Product Management, has assumed the role of Senior Vice President, Environmental and External Affairs. In this critical position, Ms. Glesmann will continue to lead company‐wide efforts in environmental compliance and stewardship. In addition, she has the lead role in regulatory and industry group involvement, both domestic and international. According to Mr. Leen, “Sheila’s extensive experience with emission controls and demonstrated track record for success have earned her this broader responsibility. Her expertise and focus ensure that ADA Carbon Solutions will continue to set an industry example for environmental leadership.”

In addition, Dr. Joe Wong, formerly Vice President of Technology, has assumed the role of Chief Technology Officer. In this new position, Dr. Wong will continue to build an industry‐leading research and development team focused on advancing the fundamental understanding of emission capture mechanisms, developing of state‐of‐the‐art activated carbon products, and commercializing reliable and effective emission compliance solutions. According to Mr. Leen, “Joe brings deep knowledge of activated carbon and emission systems as well as scientific rigor to the process of innovation. Through his leadership, ADA Carbon Solutions has become recognized as the industry leader in activated carbon technology for mercury capture.””

About ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC
ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC is a leading manufacturer of powdered activated carbon products that are optimized for mercury removal and flue gas applications. Its flagship plant in Red River Louisiana is the largest, most automated and environmentally friendly manufacturing facility in North America. ADA Carbon Solutions aims to leverage its industry leading expertise in emission control and the reliability afforded by its assets to deliver superior emission control solutions. For more information, visit www.ada-cs.com.

Sheila Glesmann,Senior Vice President, Environmental and External Affairs
ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC
E-mail: Sheila.Glesmann@ada-cs.com
Phone: (410) 544-5292

ADA Carbon Solutions Announces a Long Term Strategic Supply Agreement with Covanta Energy

Littleton, Colorado, September 17, 2012 – ADA Carbon Solutions, an industry leading provider of activated carbon specifically tailored for flue gas applications today announced a long term enterprise agreement with Covanta Energy Corporation (NYSE: CVA). Covanta is a leading global owner and operator of Energy-from-Waste (EfW) projects.

The new agreement supports Covanta’s corporate initiative of achieving cost reductions through the formation of strategic partnerships with select suppliers. “We believe that by forming corporate partnerships with world class suppliers, we can continue to control and maintain our cost base, even in a very uncertain marketplace,” said Scott Shaw, Vice President of procurement for Covanta. “We selected ADA Carbon Solutions as our long term partner for activated carbon because we believe they are best able to help us achieve clean operations reliably and cost effectively.”

“We are excited about our new relationship with Covanta,” remarked Brian Leen, President and CEO for ADA Carbon Solutions. “We are investing aggressively in new technologies aimed at achieving improved performance in flue gas applications. We are committed to driving continuous improvement and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Covanta.”

For Covanta, this agreement is one of a number of new or updated strategic supplier relationships being implemented across a variety of critical categories, which will continue to position them as an industry leader. For ADA Carbon Solutions, this is another critical milestone in their efforts to become recognized as the industry leader in activated carbon solutions for flue gas applications.

About ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC
ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC is a leading manufacturer of powdered activated carbon (PAC) products that are optimized for mercury removal and flue gas applications. Our flagship plant in Red River Louisiana is the largest, most automated and environmentally friendly manufacturing facility in North America. We aim to leverage our industry leading expertise in emission control and the reliability afforded by our assets to deliver superior emission control solutions. For more information, visit www.ada-cs.com.

About Covanta
Covanta Energy is an internationally recognized owner and operator of large-scale Energy-from-Waste (EfW) and renewable energy projects and recipient of the Energy Innovator Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Covanta’s 44 Energy-from-Waste facilities provide communities with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using the municipal solid waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean, renewable electricity and approximately 9 billion pounds of steam sold to a variety of industries. For more information, visit www.covantaenergy.com.

For further information, please contact:

Covanta Investors:
Alan Katz
E-mail: IR@covantaenergy.com
Phone: (862) 345-5456

Covanta Media:
James Regan
E-mail: jregan@covantaenergy.com
Phone: (862) 345-5216

ADA Carbon Solutions:
Sheila Glesmann
E-mail: Sheila.Glesmann@ada-cs.com
Phone: (410) 544-5292

ADA Carbon Solutions Introduces New Product Series

ADA CARBON SOLUTIONS INTRODUCES FASTPAC™ POWDERED ACTIVATED CARBONS
Next-generation sorbents facilitate improved mercury capture performance and reduced costs of MATS and MACT regulatory compliance

ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC, announced today that its new, patent pending FastPAC™ series of activated carbon products is now commercially available for coal-fired mercury control customers. FastPAC™ and FastPAC Premium™ are next-generation sorbents that are designed to provide rapid responsiveness of the mercury control system, improved mercury capture, lower residual mercury emissions and reduced balance-of-plant impacts.

In over 20 full-scale sorbent injection tests, the FastPAC™ series has demonstrated rapid and efficient mercury capture in a wide range of coal-fired units and has proven especially effective in facilities with cold-side electrostatic precipitator (ESP) configurations, with both low-rank and higher-sulfur coals. In some instances, the substantial reduction in sorbent injection rates can significantly reduce loads on particulate removal equipment and can allow utilities to reconsider capital investments in ESP upgrades and/or baghouse purchases. For more information, please contact the company or visit Booth #508 at the Power Plant Air Pollutant Control MEGA Symposium, August 20-23, 2012, in Baltimore, MD.

“The FastPAC™ series represents a step change in the status quo and sets a new benchmark for mercury capture performance,” said Brian Leen, President and Chief Executive Officer of ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC. “These products facilitate cost-effective compliance with the EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Standards and other mercury regulations. They are one of several exciting product lines that have been under intense development, and we anticipate introducing additional novel activated carbon products specifically designed to address the exacting needs of power plants and other coal-fired facilities.”

About ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC
ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC, is a leading provider of activated carbon products optimized for performance in emission control applications. Its extensive research and development efforts and expertise in mercury control provide its customers with confidence, reliability, and peace of mind. ADA Carbon Solutions is headquartered in Littleton, CO and has manufacturing facilities in Louisiana. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of affiliates of Energy Capital Partners, LLC (“ECP”). For more information, visit www.ada-cs.com.

About Energy Capital Partners, LLC
Energy Capital Partners is a private equity firm with offices in Short Hills, New Jersey and San Diego, California. ECP has over $7 billion of capital commitments under management and is focused on investing in the power generation, electric transmission, midstream gas, renewable energy, oil field services and environmental services sectors of North America’s energy infrastructure. The fund’s management has substantial experience leading successful energy companies and energy infrastructure investments. For more information, visit www.ecpartners.com.

For further information, please contact:
Sheila Glesmann,Senior Vice President of Development and Product Management
ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC
E-mail: Sheila.Glesmann@ada-cs.com
Phone: (303) 962-1977