Asia Carbon Industries Commences Construction on 3000 KW Self-Funded Power Plant
NEW YORK, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Asia Carbon Industries, Inc. (“Asia Carbon”, or the “Company”) today announced that it has begun construction of a 3000 KW power plant. Utilizing residual heat generated from the Company’s carbon black manufacturing process, the plant’s 3000 KW capacity will satisfy the Company’s electricity needs for the foreseeable future.
The budget for construction of the facility is approximately $6.3 million, which will be fully funded by Company operations. Expected to be operational early in the fourth quarter of this year, management estimates that the facility will reduce Asia Carbons’ electricity expenses by approximately $1.3 million annually.
Ms. Yao Guoyun, Asia Carbon’s Chairwoman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “This power plant is an important step in the Company’s long-term expansion plan. The benefits are financial and environmental. We believe it will not only result in significant savings to our cost of production, but also reduce the negative impact on the environment, which we are extremely proud of.”
Ms. Yao went on to say “The facility will also reduce our reliance on the local electric supply, which can be erratic at times. This independence will greatly facilitate our ability to continue the efficient expansion of our production capacity, which is our overall objective.”
About Asia Carbon Industries, Inc.
Asia Carbon Industries Inc. is an emerging, China-based producer of a series of high quality carbon black products under the brand name “Great Double Star.” The Company was established in 2003 in Shanxi, China’s highest coal producing province. Asia Carbon is one of the top ten carbon black producers in the province and has established relationships with a high-profile customer base. The Company went public in 2010 through a registration statement on Form S-1 which was declared effective by the SEC on October 26, 2010, and is currently in the process of expanding its manufacturing capacity to meet the anticipated demand.
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