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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

The Illawarra Could Reduce 88 Per Cent Of Australia's Emissions Thanks To A New Report


As outlined in a new report by the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative (ETI), an 88% cut to heavy industry emissions is possible and would set up key regions for the net-zero transition, says research backed by 18 of Australia’s largest companies. 

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LMG’s Fly Ash/Magnesium Recipe for Greener EV’s


ADAA member Latrobe Magnesium (LMG) has produced the world's first magnesium ingot made from recycled fly ash stored in repositories at the Yallourn Power station.

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Stanwell's CCP Recovery And Placement Road Demonstration- You're Invited!


Due to increasing interest in the use of CCP from the external industry, Stanwell would like to extend an invitation to ADAA members to come to Stanwell Power Station to see the recovery and placement.

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World of Coal Ash 2022


World of Coal Ash after a three (3) year hitaus retunred on May 16-19, 2022. Some 1,057 participants, falling just shy of previous WOCA attendance records, despite smaller-than-usual numbers of attendees from countries still struggling with COVID travel restrictions. Ultimately, 397 abstracts were submitted and 245 presentations were delivered during the conference.   Craig Heidrich, CEO of the Ash Development Association of Australia who has attended every WOCA since 2003, recalled at his first WOCA conference, just 97 papers were presented. 

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Roads Australia: Launch of The Journey to Net-Zero Event


Transforming transport systems to achieve net-zero emissions mobility is both a great challenge and one of our most powerful opportunities to achieve positive change. Come along and see how we can all band together and fast-track change. 

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Meta Uses Artificial Intelligence To Find New Eco-Friendly Concrete Mixes


In collaboration with researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Meta (FaceBook's parent company) has developed a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) model that optimises and sorts concrete mixtures best known for sustainability and strength. Who would've thought?

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A Bright Future For Eraring Power Station


Origin Energy (OE) has released a statement to the public announcing their intentions to prematurely close its only power station, Eraring power station. Here's what they had to say about the future of the plant and its ash repositories.

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How Ash Is Helping ASU Achieve Its Sustainability Promise


Back in 2018, Arizona State University (ASU) proposed to construct a US$192 million Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building that would be both striking and reflective of campus history; whilst being as sustainable as possible during its construction and lifetime. Construction began in January 2019 and has recently opened for usage by students. 

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World Of Coal Ash 2022- Speaking Schedule Now Available!



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CCGP- Call For Submissions!


The CCGP Journal is a joint publication between the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research and the American Coal Ash Association. The CCGP is an international peer-reviewed, online journal that encompasses the science and technology of the production, sustainable utilisation, chemistry, and environmentally sound handling of all by-products.

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Book Of Abstracts: EUROCOALASH 2021!


The 2021 EUROCOALASH Conference is this week! Have you registered?

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ASHES Magazine and AshTrans Conference


Updates on the new ASHES Magazine and the forthcoming AshTrans Conference in 2022.

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It's that time of year again... Finally! Last year, WOCA was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year as the battle against COVID settles, WOCA 2022 has been announced- that’s right! the World of Coal Ash returns on May 16th in the US!

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LMG's Demonstration Plant Takes The Lead


LMG has begun the construction of its $50 Million magnesium trial plant that will produce magnesium metal from fly ash, coming from EnergyAustralia's Latrobe Valley mine in Victoria (who is also a member of the ADAA). 

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EUROCOALASH Conference 2021 Updates


New government guidelines indicate that there are no capacity restrictions for fully vaccinated people and people who have recovered from Covid-19 at the EUROCOALASH Conference this year.

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Register Now: Ecologiq Seminar!


Ecologiq- a Victorian Government program is holding an online seminar next Thursday, September 23 2021, at 10:30 AM (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra time) to support the implementation of the new Recycled First Policy- put in place to promote 'greener infrastructure'. 

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Full Steam Ahead For BG&E


ADAA member BG&E has recently been awarded a new project to improve the connectivity of WA railway services.  

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ACAA Controlled Low-Strength Material Webinar


Dont miss out ! Register now!

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Transport for NSW: Test Method Publications


There have been a number of Transport for NSW test methods updated via their Activity Report.

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Wollongong's New Dual-Fuel Gas and Hydrogen Power Plant


Wollongong is being put on the map for clean energy, Australia’s first dual-fuel capable natural gas/hydrogen power plant has been announced to be constructed at EnergyAustralia's Tallawarra B Power Station in Wollongong, NSW Australia.

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