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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.

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

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. Internatioanlly we now more accurately classifiy these inert solid by-products as coal combustion products. This term reflects a more positive view and is in keeping with circular economy concepts, being an industrialised approach that seeks to use one industry's by-product output as another industry's material inputs.

We trust you find this website resource helpful, moreover gain a better understanding of coal combustion products which are man-made minerals that can help conserve finite natural resources.    

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Product Category Rule for SCMs: The First Step for EPDs


A North American Product Category Rule (PCR) has been created for supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs), the first step in developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

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Report Update: High-density Geopolymer Concrete at Port Kembla's Northern Breakwater


A report by The University of New South Wales has been developed whereby findings are presented on the performance of High-density Geopolymer Concrete (GPC) used in the fabrication of Hanbar amour units and placed at Port Kembla's Northern Breakwater. 

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Stanwell Corporation at the Cutting Edge of Developing New Uses for CCPs


Coal continues to be the largest energy source for electricity generation within Australia, and accordingly significant volumes of CCPs are produced, used, and stored annually. ADAA member, Stanwell is at the forefront of developing uses for CCPs, attributing its success to the skill and dedication of its workforce. 

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Cement Australia joins ADAA


Cement Australia joins Association to explore further low carbon opportunities. 

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