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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

‘Smart Concrete’ – Researchers pave the way for smarter, greener construction


Researchers are now pioneering new “smart concrete” technologies to make this ubiquitous material more sustainable, durable, and multifunctional.

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Fly Ash Study: Malaysia Make Moves for A Sustainable Construction Industry


The Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), an entity under the Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia (CIDB), has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with fly ash supplier ACE Greencemt to collaborate on a study focused on fly ash.

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RMIT University: Green Concrete Recycling Twice the Coal Ash is Built to Last


Via RMIT University:

New modelling reveals that low-carbon concrete developed at RMIT University can recycle double the amount of coal ash compared to current standards, halve the amount of cement required and perform exceptionally well over time.

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EPD Australasia Welcomes Australian Government’s Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policy


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


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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Energy-Efficient Bricks: Reducing Landfill Waste and Cutting Energy Costs


Engineers from RMIT University have teamed up with Visy, Australia's largest recycling company, to develop bricks containing at least 15% waste glass and 20% combusted solid waste (ash) instead of clay.

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Adbri Receive Government Grant to Accelerate Decarbonisation of Cement


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


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


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


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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NACOE Webinar - Using Recylced Materials In Earthwork & Drainage Applications


The National Asset Centre of Excellence (NACOE) have released a recent webinar summarising the results of their trials into recycled concrete, recycled asphalt, and coal combustion products (CCPs).

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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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