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The combustion of pulverised coal in the furnace of a coal-fired power station boiler results in the production of a number of solid by-products, more accurately classified as CCP's (coal combustion products). This terminology reflects a more positive view and is in keeping with the concept of industrial ecology, being an approach that seeks to use one industry's by-product output as another industry's raw material inputs.

While the principal output from coal combustion is energy, significant quantities of by-products in the form of CCP's are also produced. In life cycle terms, the opportunities to exploit the low energy embodied in CCP's such as fly ash, furnace bottom ash, boiler slags and cenospheres are extensive.

Australian producers and marketers of power station ash formed the Ash Development Association of Australia (ADAA) with the objective of investigating and developing market opportunities for the use of these materials in various industry applications such as construction, agriculture and manufacturing.

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Condition Assessment and Service Life Evaluation


Maintaining the condition of a concrete structure is integral to ensuring long-term durability and service life. Expert staff at this seminar will share technical knowledge and experience surrounding concrete durability, optimum mix design and specification to ensure your goals are achieved.

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Standards Australia - New Project Approvals


The following projects have been approved and a project working space has been created. To get involved, visit the Australian Standards website or contact A.S via email:

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International Stewardship Forum


Sustainability Advantage (SA) is a proud supporter of the International Stewardship Forum in Sydney 4-5 April. Note, SA Partners are eligible for $200 reduction in the registration fee.

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International Pittsburgh Coal Conference


​Thirty-Fifth Annual International Pittsburg Coal Conference October 15-18, 2018
Call for Papers Abstracts Deadline: March 31, 2018

Clean coal based Energy/ Fuels and the Environment.

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