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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

EUROCOALASH Conference 2021


EUROCOALASH is a three-day, international conference that is organised every two years for promoting the use of CCCPs (Coal Combustion Products) in the European and global construction industries. 

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5 Minutes with the CEO: Mr. Craig Heidrich Discusses New Parliament Inquiry


The Ash Development Association of Australia’s CEO Craig Heidrich sits down to tell a little bit more about a new parliamentary inquiry into ash, how he aims to tackle potential hurdles and what it means for the ash industry.

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Boral’s Plans To Keep Up With The Growing Demand For Concrete And Fly Ash


On the 15th of April 2021, the company announced its plans for the North American fly ash business.

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Coal Ash Helping The US Promote Circular Economy Principles Through Rare Earth Market


Newly licensed technologies developed at Purdue University could make use of Indiana’s growing amount of coal ash through new technology.

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A Secure Future for Yallourn Power Station Repositories


Energy Australia powers ahead with energy transition.

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Boral’s Ash-Infused Envisia® Concrete And New WA Project


Boral’s Envisia® low-carbon concrete has entered the trial phase to test the viability of its use for a new logistics facility in Perth. 

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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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