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.
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.