September 5th – 7th
Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province, China
New technologies. New policies. New markets.
Asia’s premier conference concerning the science and business of coal ash utilisation.
- Organized by: Institute for Technical Information for the Building Materials Industry, China
- Hosted by: The Municipal Government of Shuozhou, Shanxi Province
- In Association with the Asian Coal Ash Association
Letter from the Chairman - “Thank You for a Successful Coal Ash Asia 2013″
On behalf of the Asian Coal Ash Association I would like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the organizers, supporters and participants in Coal Ash Asia 2013.
There was exceptional attendance this year, with 528 participants from 258 enterprises, university and research institutes. The participation of international companies and researchers was especially strong, with more than 20 international delegates representing more than 10 different countries. The presentation topics and exhibits were interesting and diverse, and I was very impressed with the level of interest from local and provincial media.
Our priorities for Coal Ash Asia 2013 were the promotion of scientific exchange, the catalyzing of commercial collaboration and developing an improved communications platform for the global industry in Asia. Based on the overwhelming responses from domestic and international attendees, we are very pleased to conclude that, in achieving these goals, Coal Ash Asia 2013 was an undeniable success. This was confirmed by many attendees, including Dr. Thomas Robl, Director of the Center for Applied Energy Research at the University of Kentucky and one of the world’s leading experts on coal ash utilisation technologies. Dr. Robl concluded that “Coal Ash Asia 2013 was a very successful event. The new initiatives and relationships formed will have a meaningful impact on innovation and development of the coal ash recycling industry in Shuozhou, in Shanxi Province and globally. “
We would like to thank Vice Governor Ren and the People’s Government of Shanxi Province for their recognition and support of Coal Ash Asia and the Asian Coal Ash Association. We look forward to continuing our work to promoting industry developing in Shanxi Province. We would like to also thank Ms. Jane Caforio and the Australian Trade Commission in Beijing for their participation and support. Secretary Wang Anpang, Mayor Li Zhengyi, Vice-Mayor Han Zhongrong, Director Kong Qinghu and Dr. Zhang Zuotai led an extraordinary effort to bring together the government, businesses and people of Shuozhou in hosting a truly world-class event. The agreements we have signed for the R&D center, the Investment Fund and the Industrial Park promise a very bright future for the development of the solid waste recycling industry in Shuozhou.
Lastly, thank you for the hard work and dedication of Wu Xiao Huan, Secretary General of the AsianCAA, and her team from the Institute of Technical Information for the Building Materials Industry. Without their tireless work over the past 12 months, this event would not have been possible.
Chairman, Asian Coal Ash Association
September 30th, 2013
Coal Ash Asia 2013 featured:
Introduction of a new 3 million square meter coal ash utilisation industrial park in Shuozhou City.
Launch of a 30 million USD coal ash investment fund.
Establishment of the Asian Coal Ash Research and Development Center
Participation by representatives of: