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Revolutionary Melbourne Innovation: Converting Coal Ash into Robust Building Bricks

Posted 07-02-2024
Category News

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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Coal-Based Product Could Replace Sand in Concrete

Posted 07-02-2024
Category Research

Research conducted by Rice University researchers revealed that graphene obtained from metallurgical coke, a coal-derived product, has the potential to function not just as a strengthening additive in cement but also as a substitute for sand in concrete.

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

Posted 07-02-2024
Category News

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
Category News

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
Category News

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
Category News

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
Category News

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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Join us at the World of Coal Ash Conference in 2024

Posted 07-12-2023
Category Events

JOIN AN AUSTRALIAN DELEGATION AT THE WORLD OF COAL ASH CONFERENCE IN 2024!

Being the premier global event focusing on the science, applications, and sustainability of coal combustion products (CCPs), the Ash Development Association of Australia would love to see you there!

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

Posted 22-11-2023
Category News

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
Category News

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
Category News

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
Category News

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
Category News

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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CALL TO ACTION : Concrete Institute of Australia Roadshow

Posted 14-11-2023
Category Events

Take action to address the critical issue of carbon emissions associated with concrete and cement production. 

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

Posted 07-11-2023
Category News

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
Category News

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
Category News

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
Category News

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
Category News

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
Category News

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
Category News

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

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Microsoft Use Fly Ash in New ‘Green Building’

Posted 29-09-2023
Category News

Microsoft are introducing lower-carbon concrete mixes into their builds, with the help of fly ash and slag.

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Winner of ‘Good Design Award for Sustainability’ Uses Fly Ash in Production

Posted 13-09-2023
Category News

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).

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10th World of Coal Ash Conference to be Held in May 2024

Posted 07-09-2023
Category Events

World of Coal Ash (WOCA) is an international conference organised by the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky Centre for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER).

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Addressing Cement-Related Carbon on Path to Achieve Net Zero

Posted 05-09-2023
Category News

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.

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