In 1980 Plains Pozzolanic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nebraska Ash was incorporated to meet the needs of Nebraska Public Power District at its Gerald Gentleman Station located near Sutherland, Nebraska.
Plains Pozzolanic provides coal combustion product marketing, storage and disposal similar to the services provided by Nebraska Ash.
During the combustion of coal, the residue that remains forms two products. The primary product being fly ash, a finely divided material, and the other being bottom ash, a coarser material. Formerly, all coal combustion products produced in Nebraska were disposed of in landfills. NEBCO engineers pioneered the use of fly ash as a raw material for Portland cement concrete production and as a soil stabilization material. Bottom ash started being utilized as a fill material and road aggregate.
This engineering paved the way for better concrete construction materials and less power plant byproducts filling our landfills.