ADA Carbon Solutions (ACS), a joint venture owned by ADA-ES and Energy Capital Partners, has signed a contract with a coal-fired power company to provide activated carbon (AC) for mercury emissions control.

ACS said that it is nearing completion on an environmentally friendly AC production line in North America. The plant, which is being constructed in Coushatta, Los Angeles, is designed to produce 150 million pounds of AC per year.

The plant is expected to start production in 2010. ACS currently supplies AC to some US power companies from its own 60 million pound per year processing facility located in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Marilyn Treacy, senior vice president of sales & marketing at ACS, said: “This contract for AC will enable our customer to meet state mercury regulations in the Midwest.

“ACS’s ability to be a total solutions provider by offering technical services, equipment, performance enhancements, and a secure supply of quality AC gives companies confidence that they will have the support they need to meet their mercury compliance requirements.”