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ADA Carbon Solutions Expands Red River Parish, Louisiana, Operations

ADA Carbon Solutions, a provider of powder activated carbon and subsidiary of Advanced Emissions Solutions, plans to expand its production facility in Red River Parish, Louisiana. The $251 million project is expected to create 121 jobs.

The investment would include a new proprietary process that converts purified coal waste to granular activated carbon used for municipal water purification, soil and groundwater contaminant remediation and renewable energy. Construction is scheduled for completion by the end of 2026.

“We are delighted to be working with LED, the state of Louisiana and its people to develop a project that supports the local community,” ADA Carbon Solutions CEO Bob Rasmus said. “Given our well-established existing presence, the quality of our existing workforce and the state’s workforce development program, the choice to expand operations at our current location was an easy decision. We are looking forward to adding to the legacy of the local industrial community of Red River Parish while helping to create a more sustainable future.”

To support the project the state of Louisiana has prepared an incentives package including the comprehensive workforce development solutions of LED FastStart and a $2 million performance-based grant for construction and infrastructure expenditures. The company is also expected to participate in the state’s Industrial Tax Exemption and Quality Jobs programs.

“Over the last eight years my administration has been dedicated to the revitalization of our rural communities and announcements like this show the fruits of our labors,” noted Governor John Bel Edwards said. “If this project moves forward, it would stimulate significant economic activity in Red River Parish and create new job opportunities for rural Louisiana’s most valuable natural resource – a diverse, skilled workforce.”

ADA Carbon Solution provides products and services that purify the air, ground and water by controlling mercury and other contaminants released by coal-fired power generators and other contaminants in industrial and municipal processes. The company is the only fully integrated domestic producer of activated carbon products in the country, and the Red River plant is the largest activated carbon facility in North America.

“The North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) is excited about the significant expansion planned by ADA Carbon Solutions,” NLEP President and CEO Justyn Dixon added. “We have worked with this company for many years and know they are excellent corporate citizen and provide quality jobs in Red River Parish. Watching companies in our region take advantage of new market opportunities and choosing to do it here in north Louisiana is a testament to our high-quality labor force and the ease of doing business here.”

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