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The Ash Development Association of Australia is your industry body representing the interests of producers, processors, marketers, suppliers and other associated stakeholders of coal combustion products.  An important part of the Association’s role is ensuring that Association members are kept abreast of wider industry developments, environmental issues and legislation changes affecting our industry. 

To further enhance our current bi-annual ‘Coal Ash Matters’ industry newsletter, we have introduced a bi-monthly ‘Coal Ash Flash’  (e-Blast) to keep our members abreast of current news and issues from around Australia and the Globe. If you would like to subscribe to Coal Ash Matters and Coal Ash Flash, click below!


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The latest announcements, headlines and news briefs from within the industry

Concrete 2017 Report - Advances in Concrete Materials and Structures


The Concrete Institute of Australia’s Biennial National Conference, Concrete 2017 was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, from 22nd October, 25th October, 2017.

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Coal Ash - Removal, Transport, Processing & Disposal Conference


VI International Conference "Coal ash - removal, transport, processing, disposal" is to be held on April 19-20, 2018.

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New ADAA Member - Sphere One


Sphere One’s goal is to always provide the highest quality products and services to our customers by establishing and reviewing quality objectives. To accomplish this, they utilize Continuous Quality Improvement techniques to understand customer needs and requirements and continually improve the effectiveness of the quality management system.

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World Of Concrete 2018 - Registrations Now Open!


They provide the foundation. You reap the rewards. Attend World of Concrete, the largest annual international event dedicated to concrete and masonry professionals like you, and leave with the core knowledge and latest technologies to win more jobs and strengthen your business. 

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You're Invited! -- 3-part Webinar Series on Technical and Legal Issues that Affect Coal Combustion


Join Gradient and Invited Guest Speakers for a Three-part Webinar Series on Technical and Legal Issues that Affect Coal Combustion Residuals Management.

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U.S DOE Invests $17.4 Million into CCP Projects


The U.S DOE Invests $17.4 Million in Projects To Advance Recovery of Rare Earth Elements From Coal and Coal Byproducts. 

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3 Months Until Concrete 2017!


The ADAA booth will be present at Concrete 2017, the 28th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of  Australia,  will be held in Adelaide at the Adelaide Convention Centre next week from 22nd October to 25th October 2017.

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Roads and Maritime Services Pavements Conference 2017 - Call for Presentation Topics


Roads and Maritime Services Pavement’s Unit is pleased to announce that the call for presentation topics is now open for this year’s pavements conference.  All Roads and Maritime staff and members of the pavements community are invited to submit a proposal to present at this year’s pavements conference to be held at the Power House Museum on 23 November.

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2018 Moscow Coal Ash Conference


In April 2018 the 6th International Conference – “Coal Ash Removal, Transport, Processing & Disposal” will be held in Moscow, Russia. The 2 day event will be hosted by the Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI).

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WWCCPN - The Global Operating Environment


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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!


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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