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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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Roads Australia: Launch of The Journey to Net-Zero Event


Transforming transport systems to achieve net-zero emissions mobility is both a great challenge and one of our most powerful opportunities to achieve positive change. Come along and see how we can all band together and fast-track change. 

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Meta Uses Artificial Intelligence To Find New Eco-Friendly Concrete Mixes


In collaboration with researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Meta (FaceBook's parent company) has developed a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) model that optimises and sorts concrete mixtures best known for sustainability and strength. Who would've thought?

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A Bright Future For Eraring Power Station


Origin Energy (OE) has released a statement to the public announcing their intentions to prematurely close its only power station, Eraring power station. Here's what they had to say about the future of the plant and its ash repositories.

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How Ash Is Helping ASU Achieve Its Sustainability Promise


Back in 2018, Arizona State University (ASU) proposed to construct a US$192 million Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building that would be both striking and reflective of campus history; whilst being as sustainable as possible during its construction and lifetime. Construction began in January 2019 and has recently opened for usage by students. 

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