Fly ash from coal-fired power stations has become an important raw material for construction. But does the decline of coal power mean there’s no more ash?
After close consultation with our partners, meeting planners, Kentucky officials, as well as a lot of you, the American Coal Ash Association and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research has made the difficult decision to postpone the World of Coal Ash (WOCA) from 2021 to 2022.
Fifty-two percent of the coal ash produced during 2019 was recycled – marking the fifth consecutive year that more than half of the coal ash produced in the United States was beneficially used rather than disposed. The volume of fly ash used in concrete increased 1 percent over the previous year, but most other uses saw significant declines, leading to an overall decrease in recycling activity of 31 percent.
A new "Tech Brief" published by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at the University of Iowa supports the use of harvested fly ash in highway infrastructure.
Download the revised recorded presentation from INTERCEM's Cementitious Materials Week
If you missed the virtual International Conference on Low Carbon Cement and Concrete (LowC3) in early October, the good news is, you can catch up here!
The conference will still feature international and local keynote presentations and we will ensure that interraction with the speakers and your colleagues is maxmised.
The ADAA is continuously working to expand its library of case studies and encourages anyone to contribute. Submission requirements included.
The Technical Committee for Concrete 2021 is now welcoming abstract submissions
Each chair is an extension of the coal life cycle, creating a sustainable, adaptive and optimistic solution within the furniture design industry.
A review of the ADAA's most recent CCPs Workshop, co-hosted by Capricorn Enterprises & Stanwell Corporation.
Join us at the Venture Cafe to hear four of our industry members present the challenges they would like SmartCrete CRC to address, and what makes for a winning project proposal.
The event will include opportunities for networking with the presenters and road-testing your research ideas.
For those joining the webinar of the Regional CCPs Workshop 2.0.
For those attending the Regional CCPs Workshop in-person at Empire Resort Hotel & Stanwell Power Station.
The Interim Board of the SmartCrete CRC is pleased to announce the appointment of Warren South as Chief Executive Officer for the CRC.
Experts and engineers from Boral, Southern Highland Concrete Construction and UTS are taking part in a new two-year manufacturing research project. The project aims to overcome the current technological barriers of low-carbon concrete manufacturing and accelerate the development of Boral’s lower carbon ENVISIA® concrete
Our US based sister Association, the American Coal Ash Association Executive Director Thomas Adams was featured recently on the “Let’s Be Civil” engineering podcast. Prior, Tom was employed by the American Concrete Institute and has spent over 30 years in the ready mixed concrete industry. Tom provides an insighht into coal combustion product benefication journey partnership programs with US EPA (C2P2) and uses in the US, but more importantly the future harvesting opportunities for CCPs and role in the circular economy. 40 min duration.
Following the award of $21m in grant funding from the Federal Government, SmartCrete CRC Ltd has been Incorporated and is on track to be operational in September this year!
The U PANEL walls contain a modular locking wall system that eliminates the need for cement, sand, lime mortar, screws, nails, or bolts to join the modules. The innovative product reduces build time by 75% compared to bricklaying; providing the Amata community with a cost-effective, easily installed and low-maintenance store.
A big win for the Central Coast and construction industry in driving Australia’s future towards a sustainable and circular economy.
RMIT University is leading a new major Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hub. The hub will address the landfill waste crisis in Australia and focus on transforming reclaimed waste into new materials for use in the construction and manufacturing sectors.
The American Coal Ash Association has annouced the dates for WOCA 2021!
The world’s first project to create magnesium out of brown coal fly ash has received the tick of approval in Hazelwood, Victoria.
Latrobe City Council granted Latrobe Magnesium with the $50 million investment to the region.
Using state-of-the-art technology, the team addresses the challenges of industrial waste and resource expenditure.