ADA-ES Inc. and Energy Capital Partners’ joint venture ADA Carbon Solutions LLC (ACS) has announced that the US Department of Energy has offered a loan guarantee to ACS’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Red River Environmental Products (RREP). Proceeds from the USD 245 million loan will be used to finance the construction of RREP’s Activated Carbon (AC) production facility in Coushatta, Louisiana. The RREP facility will sell AC to electricity producers seeking to significantly reduce their mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. RREP will help meet the rapidly growing demand for AC from power plants in 19 states and 4 Canadian provinces which must satisfy existing mercury mitigation regulations by 2010 and thereafter. The plant will have an annual capacity of 150 million pounds of AC, sufficient to capture mercury from up to 40,000MW of coal-fired power generation. The plant will also use advanced pollution control equipment and the conversion of waste heat into electricity to minimize emissions.