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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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The Illawarra Could Reduce 88 Per Cent Of Australia's Emissions Thanks To A New Report


As outlined in a new report by the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative (ETI), an 88% cut to heavy industry emissions is possible and would set up key regions for the net-zero transition, says research backed by 18 of Australia’s largest companies. 

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LMG’s Fly Ash/Magnesium Recipe for Greener EV’s


ADAA member Latrobe Magnesium (LMG) has produced the world's first magnesium ingot made from recycled fly ash stored in repositories at the Yallourn Power station.

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Stanwell's CCP Recovery And Placement Road Demonstration- You're Invited!


Due to increasing interest in the use of CCP from the external industry, Stanwell would like to extend an invitation to ADAA members to come to Stanwell Power Station to see the recovery and placement.

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World of Coal Ash 2022


World of Coal Ash after a three (3) year hitaus retunred on May 16-19, 2022. Some 1,057 participants, falling just shy of previous WOCA attendance records, despite smaller-than-usual numbers of attendees from countries still struggling with COVID travel restrictions. Ultimately, 397 abstracts were submitted and 245 presentations were delivered during the conference.   Craig Heidrich, CEO of the Ash Development Association of Australia who has attended every WOCA since 2003, recalled at his first WOCA conference, just 97 papers were presented. 

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