Coal Ash Flash news feed...

The Ash Development Association of Australia is your industry body representing the interests of producers, processors, marketers, suppliers and other associated stakeholders of coal combustion products.  An important part of the Association’s role is ensuring that Association members are kept abreast of wider industry developments, environmental issues and legislation changes affecting our industry. 

To further enhance our current bi-annual ‘Coal Ash Matters’ industry newsletter, we have introduced a bi-monthly ‘Coal Ash Flash’  (e-Blast) to keep our members abreast of current news and issues from around Australia and the Globe. If you would like to subscribe to Coal Ash Matters and Coal Ash Flash, click below!



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The latest announcements, headlines and news briefs from within the industry

Australia’s largest battery at coal-fired power plant


Origin Energy support transition away from coal-fired power with new plans to build a giant 700-megawatt capacity battery in the NSW Hunter region.

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From The Ashes


Fly ash from coal-fired power stations has become an important raw material for construction. But does the decline of coal power mean there’s no more ash?

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After close consultation with our partners, meeting planners, Kentucky officials, as well as a lot of you, the American Coal Ash Association and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research has made the difficult decision to postpone the World of Coal Ash (WOCA) from 2021 to 2022.


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ACAA CCP Production and Use Survey Results


Fifty-two percent of the coal ash produced during 2019 was recycled – marking the fifth consecutive year that more than half of the coal ash produced in the United States was beneficially used rather than disposed. The volume of fly ash used in concrete increased 1 percent over the previous year, but most other uses saw significant declines, leading to an overall decrease in recycling activity of 31 percent.

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Harvested Fly Ash in Pavement


A new "Tech Brief" published by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at the University of Iowa supports the use of harvested fly ash in highway infrastructure.

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Download the revised recorded presentation from INTERCEM's Cementitious Materials Week

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Catch the LowC3 conference talks online!


If you missed the virtual International Conference on Low Carbon Cement and Concrete (LowC3) in early October, the good news is, you can catch up here!

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ASCP2021 Concrete Pavements (e)Conference


The conference will still feature international and local keynote presentations and we will ensure that interraction with the speakers and your colleagues is maxmised. 

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ADAA Call for Content!


The ADAA is continuously working to expand its library of case studies and encourages anyone to contribute. Submission requirements included.

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CIA Abstract Submissions are now OPEN!


The Technical Committee for Concrete 2021 is now welcoming abstract submissions

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Fly Ash Furniture - Award-winning chair recycles coal by-product


Each chair is an extension of the coal life cycle, creating a sustainable, adaptive and optimistic solution within the furniture design industry.

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INTERCEM - Cementitious Materials Week


Join us at INTERCEM's Cementitious Materials Week!

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Regional CCPs Workshop 2.0


A review of the ADAA's most recent CCPs Workshop, co-hosted by Capricorn Enterprises & Stanwell Corporation.

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SmartCrete Festival of Ideas


Join us at the Venture Cafe to hear four of our industry members present the challenges they would like SmartCrete CRC to address, and what makes for a winning project proposal. 
The event will include opportunities for networking with the presenters and road-testing your research ideas.

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Regional CCPs Workshop 2.0 (WEBINAR ONLY)


For those joining the webinar of the Regional CCPs Workshop 2.0.

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Regional CCPs Workshop 2.0 (ATTENDING LIVE)


For those attending the Regional CCPs Workshop in-person at Empire Resort Hotel & Stanwell Power Station.

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SmartCrete CRC Announces appointment of new CEO


The Interim Board of the SmartCrete CRC is pleased to announce the appointment of Warren South as Chief Executive Officer for the CRC.

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Boral co-funds two-year project developing low-carbon concrete


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

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ACAA Podcast


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.

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SmartCrete CRC Project Progression


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!

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