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WWCCPN - The Global Operating Environment

Posted 15-06-2017
Category Research

At the World of Coal Ash 2017 Conference in the United States, CEO Craig Heidrich presented the following report to a plenary of +1,100. View the World Wide Coal Combustion Products Network PDF now.

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Coal Ash Asia 2017

Posted 09-06-2017
Category Events

This year the Asian Coal Ash Association will hold the Coal Ash Asia 2017 (CAA) Conference from the 21-24 July Baotou, Inner Mongolia. CAA2017 features 3 days of conference, seminars, exhibition and business matching.

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ASCP Concrete Pavements Conference

Posted 08-06-2017
Category Events

There is now less than 6 weeks to go until we kick-off the ASCP 4th Concrete Pavements Conference to be held at the Mantra on Salt Beach in Kingscliff, NSW from 16th - 18th July 2017.

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The ADAA in the limelight at WOCA 2017

Posted 17-05-2017
Category Events

Craig Heidrich, CEO of the Ash Development Association of Australia, updated attendees on the future for coal fueled electricity generation, noting that while the increase in the use in coal in many parts of the world continues, the pace of growth is slowing.

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ASTM Supplementary Cementitious Materials: Ballot May 2017

Posted 16-05-2017
Category Legislation

ASTM Subcommittee C09.24 on Supplementary Cementitious Materials has two ballot items open until May 28, 2017. American Coal Ash Association’s Technical Committee has reviewed both items and prepared recommendations for ACAA members who participate on the ASTM subcommittee.

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The International Pittsburgh Coal Conference 2017

Posted 16-05-2017
Category Events

The International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (PCC) is proudly hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering. It is an outgrowth of a series of conferences spanning more than three decades, and dealing with coal utilization both in the United States and internationally.

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Proposed ASTM changes up for Ballot

Posted 29-03-2017
Category News

The ASTM’s committee(s) for cement, SCM's and concrete currently have a host of issues open for the ballot. Our colleagues at the American Coal Ash Association’s have shared some keys issues their Technical Committee have been evaluating.  the Ash Development Association of Australia appreciated greatly the ACAA sharing these international developments so as to keep us abreast of international developments.

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Austroads Bridge Conference 2017

Posted 16-03-2017
Category Events

Austroads Bridge Conference 2017 (ABC2017), a national conference that will be hosted by VicRoads in April 2017. This will be the 10th conference held under the auspices of Austroads, the 25th anniversary of the first ABC and the second time hosted by VicRoads.

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Australian Standards Updates: February 2017

Posted 27-02-2017
Category Legislation

 

Standards Australia has notified the Association of the the following amendments were published on the 27th February 2017. 

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New Generation Coal Plant Proposal

Posted 27-02-2017
Category Research

The new-generation, high-efficiency coal plants produce half the carbon dioxide emissions of existing ones, making them comparable with gas and the Minerals Council says it is “simply common sense” that new coal technologies be considered as part of Australia’s efforts to meet its emissions reduction targets.

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CCGP Journal - Submit your papers now!

Posted 26-02-2017
Category Research

The Coal Combustion & Gasification Products Journal is a collaboration between the American Coal Ash Association and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research, with the Ash Development Association of Australia's CEO, Craig Heidrich on the Editorial Board.

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Boral Materials Laboratory Site Visit

Posted 24-02-2017
Category Events

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore first-hand how Boral tests their construction materials at their Laboratory – organised by the Concrete Institution of Australia

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ASCP 4th Concrete Pavements Conference.

Posted 24-02-2017
Category Events

 

To be held Monday 17th to Tuesday 18th July 2017 in Kingscliff, NSW, the Australian Society for Concrete Pavements Invites you to attend the ASCP 4th Concrete Pavements Conference.

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Boral to acquire Headwaters Inc.

Posted 24-02-2017
Category News

Being the largest supplier of construction materials to Australia, Boral have entered into a binding agreement to acquire headwaters Inc. for US$24.25 per share in cash, representing an aggregate enterprise value of US$2.6 billion.

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World first Geopolymer Concrete Handbook.

Posted 23-02-2017
Category Research

An important enabler in this journey for partners in the CRCLCL is to publish a Geopolymer Concrete Handbook as wider penetration of Geopolymer concrete within the construction industry affords a promising pathway to increase use of Low Embodied-Carbon construction materials. 

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Latrobe Magnesium commercial world first

Posted 02-02-2017
Category News

​Latrobe Magnesium (ADAA Member) is hoping the coming closure of the Hazelwood power station will help spur a $12 million Victorian government grant that will let it ­finally start building a $40m pilot magnesium plant that would process Hazelwood’s fly ash waste. If successful, Latrobe Magnesium (LM) is planning a $325m plant that will likely employ 300 people from the region.

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The ADAA steals the spotlight at the CRC–LCL Participants Annual Forum 2016

Posted 16-11-2016
Category Events

At the CRC-LCL Participants Annual Forum Craig Heidrich (ADAA CEO) updated the attendees on the progress of a current research project, conducted with the University of New South Wales, which is exploring ways to remove barriers that are slowing the uptake of applications for low carbon geopolymer concrete throughout Australia.

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CCP FactBook Available Now!

Posted 14-11-2016
Category News

Available on Apple iBooks, Google Play Store and Amazon's Kindle to suit your every technologocial whim, the ADAA has developed this FactBook to appeal to not only CCP experts, but to everyone. The incisive 35 page summary is informative, and surprisingly comprehensive and knowledgeable, encapsulating a variety of topics.

 

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2015 Membership Survey Results are here!

Posted 13-11-2016
Category Research

Annual members and non-members were surveyed for CCPs generated, stored and sold during the reported period, which provides results for the calendar year; January to December 2015.

 

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Coal Ash or Cold Cash?

Posted 11-11-2016
Category Research

While lawmakers and environmental authorities are fixated on fly ash (FA) a potential hazard, many understand that the by-product is ‘A valuable resource.’ Duke University researchers explain that key components of technologies such as smart phones and electric car batteries include rare earth elements, which are found in abundance on the micro level in multiple FA ponds near Duke University in North Carolina. 

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Local Fly Ash Beats Mined Frac Sand For Hydraulic Fracturing

Posted 19-10-2016
Category Research

The Research and Development team within LWP Technologies Limited has been testing Queensland-sourced FA at the pilot plant and the results from their work have been very positive and supportive of the path to commercialising cost effective FA based proppants for use in oil and gas hydraulic fracturing.

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Another WO3nderful Use For Fly Ash

Posted 14-10-2016
Category Research

The chemically treated fly ash has gained the name OOPS and once it has absorbed oil from an oil-water mix, it floats on the surface of the water as a sticky substance that can be easily collected and transported and it can also be re-used in Coal-fire furnaces as fuel to generate heat and energy, once saturated.

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Coal Combustion By-products Aren’t All Bad: The Beneficial Use Solution

Posted 13-10-2016
Category News

Coal combustion residuals are often viewed as a troublesome burden—a waste product that coal-fired power plants struggle to deal with. Much has been written about disposal management strategies, and a lot of money is spent annually on landfills and monitoring. But in many cases, disposal is not the best option; beneficial use of the material could save money and reduce liability.

This article provides an interesting perspective on We Energies journey towards 100% benefical reuse of all coal combustion products from its faciliies, along with some novel developements and applications.

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CMIC16 Is Almost Here!

Posted 10-10-2016
Category Events

Standard registrations close tomorrow - Register now to save $50 and avoid paying the late fee. 

 

 

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CIA Event - Fibres In Concrete

Posted 21-09-2016
Category Events

Fibres in different types and forms have an unquestionable, profound effect on the performance of concrete structures. Put simply, high performance concrete does not exist without the use of fibres.

 

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