NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IBA Green, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pioneer Exploration Inc. (PIEX) announces it has confirmed through independent third party testing that it has successfully developed a process to treat toxic incinerator bottom ash (IBA) to meet acceptable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. IBA is the residue from burning coal or solid waste in order to generate electric power.
Proposed EPA regulations designating IBA as a hazardous material have threatened to restrict its use as an additive to concrete and construction materials, effecting provisions to the current proposed renewal of the Federal Highway Bill legislation set to expire this June 30, 2012. Energy companies and the construction industry want to include provisions to the legislation barring the EPA from such restriction, while environmentalists oppose such provisions.
IBA Green's technology, now confirmed through independent verification, "is a process to treat and convert IBA into viable and environmentally responsible construction materials," said Angelo Scola, Chairman of the Board of IBA Green. "The treated IBA can produce a geoploymer concrete that not only meets all EPA and ASTM standards, but also makes a concrete that is far stronger and lasts twice as long as concrete used today in the building of highways and bridges", explains Mr. Scola.
The independent third party testing of IBA Green's technology consisted of treatment of a specific IBA sample. It was confirmed that the resultant solidified product yielded extractable metal content well below expected levels of standardized testing including the EPA 1311 TCLP and was compliant with levels for safe disposal and applications in the U.S. and around the world.
About IBA Green, Inc.
IBA Green has developed a process to mitigate the environmental issues associated with toxic end products of the Waste-to-Energy industry, and has developed a patented process to safely and economically utilize the previously toxic end product. The IBA Technology works in synergy with the waste-to-energy industry, converting the toxic end products into commercially viable green construction products.
The IBA Technology was specifically developed to address coal ash and incinerator bottom ash (IBA), which is the resulting residue that is created after the combustion process of burning coal or solid waste to generate electric power. Currently, there are approximately 600 coal burning and 85 waste to energy electric power plants across the USA creating an aggregate 85 million tons of toxic coal ash or IBA annually.
For further information about IBA Green Inc. please visit the company's website at http://www.ibagreen.com/
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Chairman of the Board
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