A green company which turns ash into construction products has been hailed as a national champion for its work.
ScotAsh received the Millicom Award at the European Business Awards 2013/14.
The company is a joint venture involving Lafarge Tarmac, the UK’s leading construction materials and services company, and energy utility Scottish- Power.
Based at Longannet Power Station in Kincardine, it beat off stiff competition to be named one of the UK’s 50 national champions and will now compete for Ruban d’Honneur status in the next round of the competition.
Chris Bennett, ScotAsh sales and quality manager, said: “Being declared a national champion in this prestigious competition that spans every European country is a great honour, as it means we have been recognised as one of the leading organisations in our country and in our field.
“We’re looking forward to the next round of the competition.”
ScotAsh, received the Millicom Award for environmental and corporate sustainability.
It is the UK’s leading manufacturer of environmentally-friendly cements, grouts, concrete enhancers and waste stabilisation products.
In the last 12 years it has sold seven and a half million tonnes of ash-based products, diverting around seven million tonnes of ash from landfill.
By using these instead of conventional construction materials, it has conserved 6.5 million tonnes of natural aggregates and saved 550,000 tonnes of CO2 from cement manufacture and aggregate processing.
The next stage of the competition will begin in November with the final category winners announced next April.