Who We Are

Cadence Environmental Energy

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.


    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!


    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.


    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


Contact us to learn more about how Cadence Environmental Energy can solve your company's waste management and disposal problems.

Call Us At 936.242.1008

Email Us At info@cadenceenvironmental.com


Cadence Corporate Offices

Cadence Environmental Energy
One Cadence Park Plaza
Michigan City, IN 46360

Phone 219.879.0371

Attn: Sue Soulcheck

National Sales Headquarters

Cadence Environmental Energy
2219 Sawdust Road - Suite 1505
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Phone 936.242.1008
Fax 936.242.1257

Attn: Lisa Lopez
or Michelle Torres

Foreman Laboratory

Cadence Technical
Services Laboratory
4454 Highway 108 W.
Foreman, AR 71836

Phone 870.542.3093

Attn: Emily Jones

Chanute Laboratory

Cadence Technical
Services Laboratory
1801 North Santa Fe St.
Chanute, KS 66720

Phone 620.431.1750

Attn: Jessica Gray

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