IBAgreen Approaches Waste Management from Both Ends

Brittney Barrett |

The rate of human consumption and the limitations of fossil fuels are major long-term problems facing society, especially as developing nations and a growing population exacerbate the current dilemma.  Minimizing personal carbon footprints and being green are good micro options but lager scale options should be being pursued more aggressively. While some disappointing outcomes, including expensive alternative energies or unknown risks have discouraged more widespread application, some options have been introduced that look more promising. Perhaps the ideal strategy for a green company would be one that addresses the challenges of waste creation and resource consumption simultaneously.

Options like that do in fact exist and IBAgreen, LLC (PIEX) is a pioneer of this approach. Specializing in turning the recycling loop of waste and incinerated trash products into eco-friendly building blocks, IBAgreen labors to meet demands for sustainable, clean and affordable energy.

The IBAgreen process entails utilizing incinerated bottom ash or IBA, the byproduct of waste-to-energy procedures, in the creation of usable resources. This succeeds in minimizing waste and generating revenue streams at either end of the process.  Thermoforte has the capacity to double the life-span of landfills while creating a host of in-demand products ranging from concrete pipes, to pipe supports, road barriers, pad mounts, structural beams and others.

Fiscally, IBAgreen profits from both  their ability to reduce waste and from the output they then sell to companies. As the demand for these products is grows alongside developed and emerging economies around the world, so does the potential for IBAgreen. Urbanization and construction booms of unparalleled proportions will help drive business while increasing sustainability. Without these services, the product development to support this kind of growth would more dramatically exacerbate energy expenditures and waste.

Through IBAgreen's carbon emission reduction plan, energy expenditures are minimized via on-site or near-site operations. The company diminishes the need to transport in its processes, helping to maintain both natural resources and ozone. This is of mounting importance during this juncture. With economies like China’s growing at a rate of around 9 percent per year and India’s and areas of the Middle East not far behind, the rate of pollution and trash creation is rising and demands on our resources are increasing.

In spite of being highly sought after, technologies that effectively assuage the human footprint on the earth are few and far between. IBAgreen’s innovation; however, has the potential to address the multitude of issues currently challenging the planet. Beyond helping to re-use materials and minimize Co2, the company addresses a third concern. Where ash produced from incinerating trash was once considered a commonplace and safe means of disposal, recent discoveries have indicated higher-than-expected levels of poisons like mercury and lead in impoundment landfills the ash is contained in. The collection of idle ash can present a problem in both the amount of space it inhabits and the contents that enter the nearby ecosystem. With this in mind, the utilization of this ash for the development of new and in-demand construction products appears to be a well-thought-out solution with major value to both the market and the environment.

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