Thursday, May 21, 2015

We Energies receives award for sustainability practices

Bruce Ramme, vice president – environmental, accepted a BizTimes IQ Award on behalf of the company at an awards luncheon Wednesday. BizTimes Media recognized We Energies for its efforts to recycle and reuse the combustion products from our coal and biomass power plants.

Bruce Ramme
Combustion products such as fly ash, bottom ash and gypsum are being beneficially used in the construction and agriculture industries. Fly ash is an important component in concrete and has been used in projects such as the Milwaukee Art Museum and Miller Park. Bottom ash often is applied as a road base and is currently being used in the I-94 rebuild between Wisconsin and Illinois. Gypsum is used to make wallboard and plaster and also is applied to farmers’ fields as a soil amendment. Last year, the company provided more than 1 million tons of combustion products for beneficial use.

“Milwaukee-based We Energies is committed to keeping its waste products out of landfills indefinitely, and serves as the industry-leading example when it comes to recycling and repurposing waste products from its facilities,” BizTimes wrote in a recent article.

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