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CALL TO ACTION : Concrete Institute of Australia Roadshow

Posted 14-11-2023
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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
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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
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
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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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Microsoft Use Fly Ash in New ‘Green Building’

Posted 29-09-2023
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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
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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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How to Recycle Fuel Ash from Coal-Fired Power Stations

Posted 05-09-2023
Category News

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.

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Adbri Releases On-Demand Environmental Product Declaration for Future Projects

Posted 05-09-2023
Category News

Adbri have released independently verified, transparent, and comparable information about the environmental impacts of their products through the development of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD).

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Canadian Cement Producers Pen Carbon Roadmap Companion

Posted 30-06-2023
Category News

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: 

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CEO Craig Heidrich Presents at the EUROCOALASH Conference in Warsaw, Poland

Posted 14-06-2023
Category News

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.

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Exploring The Current Opportunities In Coal Ash | ACAA

Posted 14-06-2023
Category Events

Join industry leaders in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the workshop titled, Exploring the Current Opportunities in Coal Ash. Hosted by the American Coal Ash Association and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research, 

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Pathways To Beneficiating Coal Ash and Funding Opportunities

Posted 05-06-2023
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ADAA CEO Craig Heidrich's chat with Smartcrete.

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SmartCrete CRC Webinar: Performance-based Specifications for Concrete

Posted 31-05-2023
Category Events

Traditionally, concrete specifications have been specified prescriptively, for example by defining the minimum cement content and maximum water-to-cement ratio to provide 

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Emerging Trends in the Recovery of Ferrospheres and Plerospheres from Coal Fly Ash Waste

Posted 25-05-2023
Category News

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.

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Federal Budget Announces Net Zero Authority Funding

Posted 11-05-2023
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Federal Budget Announces Net Zero Authority Funding

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Lafarge Canada and TransAlta announce agreement to advance low-carbon concrete with fly ash re

Posted 05-05-2023
Category News

 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.

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"Rice University's Breakthrough: Purified Fly Ash in Cement for Sustainable Concrete"

Posted 27-04-2023
Category News

"Rice University's Breakthrough: Purified Fly Ash in Cement for Stronger and Sustainable Concrete"

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Rare Earth Elements Extracted From Waste Using Novel Process

Posted 30-03-2023
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BG&E Enforcing The Future Through Sustainability

Posted 09-03-2023
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