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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
World Of Concrete (WOC), will be the first international event of the year for the CCP industly. The conference will showcase producers of concrete and masonry products whilst also including industry talks from leaders in concrete reinforcement.
The correlation between the amount of coal burnt and temperature is often strong and highly linear and this year North America’s winter rewrote the record books and was the hottest winter period ever documented. With temperatures averaging more than 5 degrees over the 20th century average. What does this mean for concrete manufactures and other Fly Ash users?
Now in its tenth year, the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) and Cement Concrete Aggregates Australia (CCAA) have joined forces once again to present CMIC16 as the leading conference for the construction materials industry.
Dear Readers, please note that the following draft’s public comment period is due to close in three days:
“Fly ash is not waste, it is a valuable resource.” These findings “promise to lift fly ash perceptions in the world” - Kunigal Shivakumar (director of Composite Materials Research Centre).
The 2017 Australian Society for Concrete Pavements Conference will be held at Mantra on Salt beach, Kingscliff NSW on 17 & 18 July 2017. The "Call for Abstracts" has been broadcast and submissions close on 19 August 2017.
NSW transport and road funding highlights in 2016-17 includes, $2.9 billion allocated to WestConnex; $2.1 billion on upgrades to key regional highways; and $2.7 billion to deliver Sydney Metro (including $1.3 billion for Sydney Metro Northwest and $1.4 billion for Sydney Metro City and Southwest).
The Ash Development Association of Australia is currently drafting content for the upcoming edition of Coal Ash Matters and we would love to hear your ideas and contributions!
Queensland based company Coretrack Ltd has developed a new ceramic proppant made predominantly from fly ash, which are lightweight and inexpensive compared to its predecessors. The innovative proppant allows for deeper 'fracking' and can withstand higher pressures than traditional ceramic proppants.