Environmentally friendly cement

ScotAsh has won the CS Marketplace Innovation Award for manufacturing environmentally-friendly cements, grouts and stabilisation products.


ScotAsh, a Scottish manufacturer of green construction products, has fended off competition from Barclays, Lloyds TSB, Redrow and Accenture to scoop a National Business in the Community Award.


The company, a joint venture between ScottishPower-Iberdrola and Lafarge Cement, won the CS Marketplace Innovation Award for manufacturing environmentally-friendly cements, grouts and stabilisation products from power station ash.


The national award winners were announced at a Gala Dinner in London in the presence of Business in the Community¹s President, HRH The Prince of Wales, and former US Vice President Al Gore on 2nd July 2007.


‘In the last four years, by recycling and re-engineering ScottishPower¹s ash into construction materials such as cement, we have saved 2.5 million tonnes of primary aggregates, 150,000 tonnes of CO2 and avoided the need to landfill 2.5 million tonnes of ash,’ said ScotAsh Managing Director Peter Quinn.


Recently ScotAsh products have been used in the new Upper Forth Crossing, the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine rail link, the shaft isolation project at Dounreay and in repairs of a 300m stretch of Edinburgh¹s Royal Mile that used 90% recycled materials.


ScotAsh will also be supplying cement to Whitelee Windfarm near Glasgow, which will be the largest on-shore windfarm in Europe.