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EPD Australasia Welcomes Australian Government’s Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policy

Posted 14-05-2024
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EPD Australasia Welcomes Australian Government’s Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policy.

The ESPP, which takes effect on 1 July 2024, for construction services above $7.5m, aims to ensure that government officials purchase goods and services that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase materials circularity, and promote environmental sustainability.

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Latrobe Magnesium Produces the World’s First Sustainable Magnesium Oxide

Posted 14-05-2024
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Latrobe Magnesium (LMG) has commissioned the first phase of its 1,000 tonnes per annum, Stage 1 Demonstration Plant, successfully producing the world’s first environmentally sustainable magnesium oxide (MgO) from fly ash waste from brown coal power generation.

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Adbri Receive Government Grant to Accelerate Decarbonisation of Cement

Posted 07-05-2024
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The federal government has granted $50 million to Adbri, a building materials group, through the Commonwealth’s Powering the Regions Fund. This funding aims to accelerate the decarbonisation efforts within the challenging-to-address cement production sector.

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Waste to Wealth: Innovative Plant Creating Eco-Friendly Construction Supplies

Posted 02-05-2024
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Brixx Technology, an American manufacturing company that specialises in producing sustainable products that reduce energy consumption and promote the use of industrial waste, are in the process of building a new plant that will turn waste products into sustainable construction supplies.

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Fujifilm Utilise SCM’s for $1.2 Billion Manufacturing Facility

Posted 02-05-2024
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Fujifilm Corporation have announced an investment of $1.2 billion to further expand their bio-manufacturing facility in North Carolina, United States.

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Introducing CEVO: Tarmac's Low-Carbon Concrete Solution

Posted 01-05-2024
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TARMAC has launched a new brand with a simplified system for rating the carbon footprint of their concrete products, making it easier for customers to choose lower-carbon options.

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Holcim Introduces Low-Carbon ‘EcoAsh’ in Western Canadian Lafarge Operations

Posted 13-03-2024
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Holcim North America has recently revealed its introduction of ECOAsh beneficiated ash at its Lafarge operations in Western Canada, with future plans for expansion into the United States.

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Revolutionary Melbourne Innovation: Converting Coal Ash into Robust Building Bricks

Posted 07-02-2024
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A Melbourne-based invention is gaining attention for its ability to transform coal ash, highly toxic soil, and plastic into bricks suitable for construction. It is believed that this mixture can be used as a replacement to conventional concrete, making production both cheaper to create and stronger.

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22 million Tons of Stored Ash Set to be Recycled in Alabama

Posted 07-02-2024
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Alabama Power will join forces with Eco Materials Technologies to build a new coal ash recycling facility in Alabama, America. The deal is to remove and recycle roughly 22 million tons of coal ash situated in the lagoon near the Mobile River.

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Cutting-Edge Concrete Mixer Integrates SCM Dual Bin Technology

Posted 06-02-2024
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Cemen Tech introduces the 'CD2,' the latest advancement in its series of computerized dual bin volumetric concrete mixers.

This fully automated model features a distinctive split bin with separate compartments, facilitating the transportation and blending of various supplementary cementing materials (SCMs), notably fly ash, a vital component mandated by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) standards and municipalities.

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NSW Transport Take Historic Steps Towards Net Zero Future

Posted 17-01-2024
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New South Wales Transport is propelling Australia towards a cleaner future, with progressive plans aimed at accelerating the transition to net zero operations in the transport sector.

Contributing approximately 20 percent of the state's greenhouse gas emissions, transportation stands as the fastest-growing contributor to Australia's emissions.

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Further progress on the Product Category Rule (PCR) for Supplementary Cementitious Materials

Posted 13-12-2023
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Product Category Rule (PCR) for supplementary cementitious materials (SCM) progressed to another important stage prior to publication.  The Ash Development Association of Australia, CEO Craig Heidrich along with two (2) other international independent experts completed a review of the draft PCR in September for the American Coal Ash Association.

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How Coal Ash Is Reducing CO2 Emissions & Improving Concrete

Posted 12-12-2023
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With concrete being the most widely used construction material in the world, organisations and businesses are looking to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions that are involved in the production by incorporating waste materials such as fly ash into concrete mixes.

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Arizona State University Reduce Use of Ordinary Portland Cement by 40% in New Research Facility

Posted 22-11-2023
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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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Transforming to FutureCoal: The Global Alliance for Sustainable Coal

Posted 22-11-2023
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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.

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Quay Quarter Towers Takes out Top Global Award

Posted 22-11-2023
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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.

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Eco Materials Sign Agreement to Recycle 8 million Tonnes of Fly Ash

Posted 22-11-2023
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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.

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Dunlop Uses Coal Ash for Sustainable Classroom Construction

Posted 22-11-2023
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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.

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ClimeCo Leads Development of First-Ever Low-Carbon Cement Protocol

Posted 07-11-2023
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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).

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Scientists in India Develop Noise Barrier Using Fly Ash

Posted 30-10-2023
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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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World Of Coal Ash 2024

Posted 26-10-2023
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Been waiting for the last-minute to submit an abstract to the World of Coal Ash 2024 in Grand Rapids, Michigan? Well, the last-minute is here! The WOCA 2024 abstract deadline is November 13. 
Submitting an abstract for WOCA 2024 is quick and easy. Log on to the official WOCA website and ensure you and your team will be heard at WOCA 2024. Learn more 

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Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel Project Using Recycled Concrete Mixes

Posted 23-10-2023
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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.

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Concrete Institute of Australia Roadshow

Posted 19-10-2023
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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.

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Boral’s Uses Envirocrete to Complete State-of-the-art Container Storage Facility

Posted 16-10-2023
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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.

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Holcim’s ‘ECOPact’ Low-Carbon Concrete Can Reduce Emissions by up to 90%

Posted 29-09-2023
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One of the industry’s leading solutions to reducing emissions from concrete is Holcim’s ‘ECOPact’ low-carbon concrete.

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