Arizona State University’s new research facility has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) platinum certification for including low-carbon concrete into their build.
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After 38 years the World Coal Association (WCA) will close its doors and usher in a new era under the transformative branding: FutureCoal – the Global Alliance for Sustainable Coal.
The Quay Quarter Tower, a 49-storey vertical village located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, focuses on sustainability, and is widely regarded as the highest and largest adaptive reuse project ever completed.
U.S. organisations Eco Materials and Georgia Power have signed an agreement to remove 8 million tonnes of coal fly ash from a retired coal-fired power plant in Georgia, America.
The 15-year deal will see the repurposing of fly ash to produce low-carbon cement for infrastructure projects in Georgia and Florida.
Dunlop, the tyre manufacturing company, has recently employed the use of coal ash to provide new buildings for a Special Opportunities School in Ladysmith, South Africa.
ClimeCo, a global sustainability company, has led the development of Climate Action Reserve’s (CAR) new U.S. Low-Carbon Cement Protocol. The protocol establishes a first-of-its-kind pathway to generate voluntary carbon credits from the production of novel and underutilised alternative cementitious materials (ACMs) and supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs).
Scientists at the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri) have developed a ‘compact green noise shield’ to absorb sound using fly ash and waste tyre rubber granules.
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Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel Project Using Recycled Concrete Mixes. Sustainability is at the forefront of the new Metro Tunnel Project in Melbourne, Victoria, which is set to be completed by 2025.
With the current focus on sustainable concrete construction solutions, the use of alternative binders in concrete has been an area of research, development, testing and discussion for some time. However, with the recent release of the Australian Standard document TS199 “Design of geopolymer and alkali-activated binder concrete” there is now a specific guideline for the industry to design and specify Lower Carbon Alternative Binder Concrete in a practical way to respond to some of the challenges posed by traditional cement and concrete, and to help reduce the carbon footprint of the construction industry.
Australian logistics company, Malec, has recently built a new facility at the Port of Brisbane.
The use of Boral’s ‘Envirocrete Plus’ was significant, with around 11,300 cubic metres of the eco-friendly concrete being used.
One of the industry’s leading solutions to reducing emissions from concrete is Holcim’s ‘ECOPact’ low-carbon concrete.
Microsoft are introducing lower-carbon concrete mixes into their builds, with the help of fly ash and slag.
The winner of the 2023 ‘Good Design Award for Sustainability’ implemented the use of fly ash to help reduce CO2 emissions in their new ‘Erosion Mitigation Units’ (EMU).
World governments are taking the lead in pursuing net zero, with more than 140 countries having stated their intentions of reaching net zero by the year 2050.
Fuel ash from burning coal in coal-fired power stations is being put to good use in the construction industry, after advancements in technology have helped in assisting the relocation and transformation of this by-product.
Adbri have released independently verified, transparent, and comparable information about the environmental impacts of their products through the development of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD).
The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) along with member producers and downstream partners has released Concrete Zero, an action plan for carbon emissions reduction measures up and down the industry’s value chain. The document will build on formal CO2 benchmarks that CAC and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada officials outlined last Autumn in a ultimate goal to reach net zero by 2050, cement and concrete producers detail the following 5 priority areas in the new action plan:
The Polish CCP Union (Polska Unia UPS) and its partner European Coal Combustion Products Association (ECOBA) in cooperation with Warsaw University of Technology held the International Conference EUROCOALASH on May 22-24, 2023 in Warsaw, Poland.
ADAA CEO Craig Heidrich's chat with Smartcrete.
In a ground-breaking study, titled "Emerging Trends in the Recovery of Ferrospheres and Plerospheres from Coal Fly Ash Waste and Their Emerging Applications in Environmental Clean-up," researchers have uncovered new avenues for the effective recovery of valuable materials from coal fly ash waste. This innovative research not only offers promising solutions for managing coal fly ash waste but also presents opportunities for environmental clean-up.
Federal Budget Announces Net Zero Authority Funding
Lafarge Canada and TransAlta Corporation have formed a partnership to promote low-carbon concrete projects in Alberta. As part of this collaboration, they will use fly ash, a waste product from TransAlta's discontinued Canadian coal-fired electricity operations west of Edmonton, to replace cement in concrete production. This initiative is aimed at reducing carbon emissions and making better use of waste materials.
"Rice University's Breakthrough: Purified Fly Ash in Cement for Stronger and Sustainable Concrete"