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.
Fly ash, inevitably generated by coal-fired power stations, has more worth than flooding landfills and ash dams worldwide.
It's ability to transform from a waste product into a environmentally friendly and economically savvy material is evident in geopolymer concrete. However, geopolymer structures exposed to highly alkaline conditions have shown low resistance, an undesirable outcome that researchers at the University of Johannesburg are tackling.
Opportunities arise for the concrete industry as it shifts towards sustainability with today’s technological advancements.
The International Energy Agency Clean Coal Centre has published a new report that expands on the growing market of coal fly ash. Beneficial Uses of Coal Fly Ash by Dr Ian Reid, Anne M Carpenter and Dr Alice Masili addresses the global shift in Coal Fly Ash (CFA) production and its increase in market value and importation demand for use across many sectors.
We are pleased to announce that the LOW C3 2020 International Conference on Low Carbon Cement & Concrete has a new date on the calendar!
As COVID-19 continues to evolve, the Ash Development Association of Australia would like to reassure our members that we are actively monitoring and responding accordingly to Government updates.
The latest webinar from IEA Clean Coal Centre.
CPEE have advised that, due to the ongoing and increasing social isolation measures being brought into place to slow transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
There have been numerous changes to Australian Standards that are relevant to our Industry.
Swinbourne University of Technology Researchers, Dr Behzad Nematollahi and Professor Jay Sanhayan, have taken big strides towards more sustainable concrete.
The Coal Combustion and Gasification Products (CCGP) website is ready for your perusal!
In a white paper published in January 2020, A Comprehensive Survey of Coal Ash Law and Commercialization: Its Environmental Risks, Disposal Regulation, and Beneficial Use Markets commissioned by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners under a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, found that regulation to comply with Federal and State EPA requirements by utilities [coal fired power stations] or CFPS will be costly.
Global changes to the coal power industry are reflected in fly ash production, with the shift to Asia creating a fly ash deficit in the USA and Western Europe. Amid rising demand, the market price of fly ash has risen and is currently one third that of cement.
India’s leading companies involved in the construction, infrastructure, and ready-mix concrete sectors have been given the green light to trial EdenCrete (a carbon nanotube enriched liquid) with geopolymer cement. By exploring the potential of the carbon-strengthened additive, India aims to combine EdenCrete with high pozzolan (fly ash, silica fume, slag) concrete mixes to optimise performance and increase cement efficiency.
The rising need for more housing, buildings and developments to shape our growing population is simultaneously sparking concerns of carbon emissions and its impact on future generations. For Toowoomba based construction company, Wagners, sustainability in the construction industry is key.