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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 World of Coal Ash


The American Coal Ash Association has annouced the dates for WOCA 2021!

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Heat treatment reduces alkali attack in geopolymer concrete


Fly ash, inevitably generated by coal-fired power stations, has more worth than flooding landfills and ash dams worldwide.  

It's ability to transform from a waste product into a environmentally friendly and economically savvy material is evident in geopolymer concrete. However, geopolymer structures exposed to highly alkaline conditions have shown low resistance, an undesirable outcome that researchers at the University of Johannesburg are tackling. 

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Carbon Capture Concrete


Opportunities arise for the concrete industry as it shifts towards sustainability with today’s technological advancements.

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'Beneficial Uses of Fly Ash' IEA Report


The International Energy Agency Clean Coal Centre has published a new report that expands on the growing market of coal fly ash. Beneficial Uses of Coal Fly Ash by Dr Ian Reid, Anne M Carpenter and Dr Alice Masili addresses the global shift in Coal Fly Ash (CFA) production and its increase in market value and importation demand for use across many sectors.

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We are pleased to announce that the LOW C3 2020 International Conference on Low Carbon Cement & Concrete has a new date on the calendar!

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As COVID-19 continues to evolve, the Ash Development Association of Australia would like to reassure our members that we are actively monitoring and responding accordingly to Government updates.

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WEBINAR - Current Technologies for Cofiring Biomass with Coal


The latest webinar from IEA Clean Coal Centre.

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SmartCrete CRC Gets the Green Light


Exciting developments for the SmartCrete CRC.

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CPEE have advised that, due to the ongoing and increasing social isolation measures being brought into place to slow transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

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LOW C3 has been postponed.

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Changes to Australian Standards 05/03/20


There have been numerous changes to Australian Standards that are relevant to our Industry.

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Geopolymer Concrete Developed at Swinbourne University of Technology


Swinbourne University of Technology Researchers, Dr Behzad Nematollahi and Professor Jay Sanhayan, have taken big strides towards more sustainable concrete.

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The Coal Combustion and Gasification Products (CCGP) website is ready for your perusal!

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US Coal Ash Study


In a white paper published in January 2020, A Comprehensive Survey of Coal Ash Law and Commercialization: Its Environmental Risks, Disposal Regulation, and Beneficial Use Markets  commissioned by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners under a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, found that regulation to comply with Federal and State EPA requirements by utilities [coal fired power stations] or CFPS will be costly.

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WEBINAR - Beneficial Uses of Fly Ash


Global changes to the coal power industry are reflected in fly ash production, with the shift to Asia creating a fly ash deficit in the USA and Western Europe. Amid rising demand, the market price of fly ash has risen and is currently one third that of cement. 

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Improved Performance for Geopolymer Concrete Mixes


India’s leading companies involved in the construction, infrastructure, and ready-mix concrete sectors have been given the green light to trial EdenCrete (a carbon nanotube enriched liquid) with geopolymer cement. By exploring the potential of the carbon-strengthened additive, India aims to combine EdenCrete with high pozzolan (fly ash, silica fume, slag) concrete mixes to optimise performance and increase cement efficiency.

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Innovation and Sustainability - Earth Friendly Concrete


The rising need for more housing, buildings and developments to shape our growing population is simultaneously sparking concerns of carbon emissions and its impact on future generations. For Toowoomba based construction company, Wagners, sustainability in the construction industry is key.

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Philippines Volcanic Eruption Beneficial For Brick Production


Communities destroyed in the blink of an eye. What little remains, buried in ash. 

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Assessing NORM in Coal Combustion Products: An Australian Perspective


Our CEO, Craig Heidrich, was recently published in Gradient Corps Newsletter, Gradient Trends.

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Progress For The Coal Combustion And Gasification Products Journal


The Coal Combustion and Gasification Products (CCGP) online journal welcomes our Chief Executive Officer, Craig Heidrich on the CCGP Editorial Board. 

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