Cadence Environmental Energy Who We Are

Cadence was founded in 1975 by Chemical Engineer Ted J. Reese.

Under his direction, the company introduced a technology that would allow liquid industrial waste to be used as an alternative energy source in cement kilns and blast furnaces. Reese called this revolutionary new waste fuel Chem-Fuel®.

Today, Chem-Fuel® helps industries large and small reach their sustainability and compliance goals while helping the US cement industry stay strong through the use of alternative fuels. Cadence has been the exclusive waste fuel supplier to Ash Grove Cement since 1986. By using Chem-Fuel®, Ash Grove conserves over 125,000 tons of coal annually and has conserved over 3 million tons of coal since Cadence began supply Ash Grove alternative fuels.

Cadence Environmental Facility

CHEM-FUEL®
THE NATION'S LEADING ALTERNATIVE FUEL

Wastes from a wide variety of industries including those from chemical manufacturers, refineries, and off-spec or out-dated consumer products can be used as fuels to replace non-renewable fossil fuels. Due to the high temperatures in the cement manufacturing process (over 2600°F):these wastes are destroyed and the energy is recovered. THEY ARE GONE FOR GOOD! GONE FOR GOOD!

EMISSION REDUCTION
TECHNOLOGIES

Reducing emissions has become an important priority of cement kilns throughout the world. Cadence has developed a variety of combustion technologies and have been implemented in the Global market since the 1970s. These technologies reduce emissions including NOx , SOx and CO while increasing the use of energy bearing wastes most often whole tires.

COMPANY
DEPARTMENT LOCATIONS

Personnel for all international and domestic sales and customer support are located in the United States. Technical sales and support office in The Woodlands, Texas. Financial and administrative services are handled in the company's Corporate Office in Michigan City, Indiana. Kiln Services including customer service and laboratory services are located both at Ash Grove Cement plants in Foreman, Arkansas and Chanute, Kansas.

Leaders in waste-derived fuels and technology since 1975

1975

Cadence is Founded

Cadence is founded by Ted J. Reese, Chemical Engineer. Reese was the first to recognize the environmental and business benefits of using carbon-rich industrial waste as fuel.

1976

Chem-Fuel® Developed

Cadence develops Chem-Fuel® the first liquid fuel to be processed from industrial waste to be used as an alternative fuel for cement kilns.

1979

Chem-Fuel® As a Fossil Fuel Substitute

Chem-Fuel® is used as a fossil fuel substitute in steel-making blast furnaces.

1981

Nation-wide Fuel Processing Network

Cadence developes a nation-wide fuel processing network to process waste into Chem-Fuel®.

1982

Nation's Highest Environmental Award

Cadence receives the nation's highest envriomental award from the President's Council on Environmental Quality.

1986

Ash Grove Cement

Cadence partners with Ash Grove Cement and becomes their exclusive Chem-Fuel® brand supplier.

1987

Waste Analysis Laboratories

Cadence builds and staffs waste analysis laboratories at two ASh Grove Cement plants.

1990

Rotating Kiln Patent

Cadence develops patented technology to feed solid fuel to the center of a rotating kiln.

1991

FuelPacks

Cadence develops "FuelPacks" - the industry's first containerized waste fuel forcement kilns.

1993

Whole Scrap Tires As Alternative Fuel

Cadence is first to use whole scrap tires as alternative fuel for cement kilns.

1999

Mixing Air Technology

Cadence develops Mixing Air Technology for lowering NOx emmissions in waste-burning cement kilns.

2003

Generator Direct Program

Cadence launches Generator Direct Program allowing generators to send wastes meeting kiln specifications directly to the Ash Grove kilns in both Foreman, AR and Chanute, KS.

2004

Waste-to-Energy Technology throughout Europe

Cadence installs its patented waste-to-energy technology on kilns throughout Europe.

2010

Innovative Technology Award

Cadence wins most "Innovative Technology Award" for Mixing Air Technology.

2015

KalcinerDirect®

Cadence Develops KalcinerDirect® refiner waste to be sent from generator directly to the kiln.

2017

Gulf Coast Refineries Savings

Cadence offers Gulf Coast refineries savings by offering the added capacity of the Ash Grove, Foreman, Arkansas kiln.

2019

Corporate Structure Change

Ted J. Reese transitions from President to Chairman of the Board.

Ted T. Reese becomes Cadence's President and CEO.