Vecor Ltd: New Tile Factory in Zibo a Catalyst for Change

- Zibo, China

Vecor Limited is a company dedicated to green technology, operating in Hong Kong with business operations in Australia, India, Italy, and the Philippines. The most recent processing and manufacturing line was established in Zibo City, in the Shandong province of China. The goal of the factory in central China is keep the world's largest industrial solid waste out of the air, waterways and landfill. The project aims to use the supply of fly ash as an industrial grade mineral for high value industries such as plastics, paints and ceramics where fly ash would be replacing much more expensive raw materials than cement. Due to the well known logistical issues of exporting ash in high density, inland locations such as Zibo, many coal fired power stations continue to landfill their ash in record numbers.

Mr. Alex Koszo, Founder of Vecor and owner of the commercial solutions and patents invented by Vecor: “The Zibo factory is proving that the value of products made from recycled fly ash can be so high that they can profitably exported to any location in the world.”

This is big news for thermal power stations in rural areas in places like South Africa and India, who’s ash landfilling is becoming an issue both economically and environmentally. 

The original inventions used by Vecor were conceived and patented by the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2002 & 2003.

Vecor's Systema Leonardo™, the technology being implemented in Zibo, China, enables thermal power stations to safely and comprehensively eliminate fly ash liabilities by allowing their fly ash to be converted into high value building products such as grey porcelain ceramic tiles for floor and wall coverings. Systema Leonardo™ also creates significant environmental and cost savings over traditional ceramic manufacturing processes, through water, energy and labor savings whilst complying with the highest international quality standards.

Vecor’s Systema Leonardo has successfully developed and commercially launched its industrial technology to extract industrial grade high quality minerals from coal ash that is usable by industries that produce 5-10 times valuable products than cement.

The positive indication of such technology for the power generation industry and higher value products manufacturers is significantly positive.

In the attached presentation, presented in the dual languages of English and Chinese, you can learn about the following

1. Systema Leonardo technology introduction

2. Value creation business model

3. Long-term highly profitable green business opportunities

4. China market size and coal ash by numbers

5. Details of offer to power stations to eliminate the financial and environment burden of

landfilling

6. Invitation to participate as investor

Vecor was present that CAA2018, in Shuozhou,  Shanxi Province, China, this past September. In attendance were a strong delegation, including participation in international commercial MOI signing ceremony, for the Leonardo system. To read more about this research or other research from our September event, please request our CAA2018 handbook, with over 50 abstracts, by entering your email below.

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Monumental Merger Pending for China’s Huadian

- China

Two of China’s largest state owned electricity producers are currently awaiting state approval for one of the country’s largest utilities mergers in history. China Datang Corp. and China Huadian Corp. stand to form the largest power generator by capacity. Shares for both companies rose as news hit from inside sources at the beginning of the month. Datang’s listed unit Datang International Power Generation Co. rose as much as 5.6% on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Huadian subsidiary Huadian Power International Corp. added as much as 2.2%. China Datang Corp. Renewable Power Co. and Huadian Fuxin Energy Corp. both advanced 2%(Click below to check up on stock progression).

The China State Council will now decide if the merger will move forward and be finalized.

“To see this merger go through will be in line with current objectives China has to stay competitive globally by consolidating publicly owned enterprises within the same industry,” Amy Wu, Director at the Institute for Information Technology for the Building Materials Industry, and AsianCAA’s secretary general, in Beijing. “Many industries are moving towards getting rid of excess capacity, since the economic turmoil of 2015.  Law makers are also pursuing legislation which lowers China’s dependence on coal, and focuses more on sustainable energy”.

The current largest generator in the world position belongs to China Energy Investment Corp, another State owned enterprise. The Datang-Huadian merger would stand to surpass the CEICs capacity by almost 60 gigawatts. The multi billion dollar deal will place Datang Huadian approximately 50 billion ahead of China’s current power generation powerhouse.

For now the companies, and the government, are keeping very hush, providing no comment on progress or status of the deal.

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Datang International Power Generation Co.

Huadian Power International Corp.

China Datang Corp. Renewable Power Co.

Huadian Fuxin Energy Corp

First Limestone-Gypsum FGD Systems in Indian Market: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

- Uttar Pradesh, India

   There are multiple applications for removing sulfur and certain emissions from exhaust flue gases of coal-fired power plants. Some examples are: Wet scrubbing using a slurry of alkaline sorbents, spray-dry scrubbing, wet sulfuric acid process recovering sulfur in the form of commercial quality sulfuric acid; and dry sorbent injection systems.

National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) is tackling the first series of limestone gypsum FGD systems in the Indian Market. NTPC is India's largest energy conglomerate with roots going back to 1975. NTPC Ltd is an Indian Public Sector undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities. Some of the largest coal fired power stations in India are owned and operated by NTPC.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (Japan) has received an order from NTPC to implement India’s first ever Limestone-Gypsum FGD System in India. There will be six systems installed, on top of the already functioning power generating facilities in Central and Northern India. Two of the installation will occur at the Mouda Facility, with a combined capacity of 1320MW. Other systems will be installed at Rihand plants two and three, with 2000 MW capacity total. The FGD system type that will be implemented at these facilities will be a dry spray desulfurizing scrubber system.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems is a conglomerate of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Hitachi, Ltd. Since 2014, MHPS has been achieving goals in environmental technologies and project engineering across the globe.

Here is how MHPS is helping NTPC curb emissions of atmospheric pollutants by using off-gas cleanup systems and technologies:

1.     The desulfurization absorbs sulfur oxides, and collects the generated gypsum by reacting limestone with SOx.

2.     The open sprayer system sprays absorbent (limestone slurry) from above the compact flue gas scrubbing tower to absorb harmful SOx efficiently.

More than ever before, India is pursuing rigorous emission-fighting methods for every stage of the energy producing process, from cleaning coal, to processing and utilisation technologies post combustion.  Since coal is still India’s top energy source, adding FGD type systems is actually becoming increasingly common. Only time will tell which technologies will aid India’s goals best and extend to industry wide practice.

Trung Hau Manufacturing: Watch Video on 100% Quality Sand from Fly Ash

- Vietnam

Trung Hau Manufacturing Company (http://www.trunghau.com/english/index.html) would like to introduce our members to a new technology, which proposes to transform all landfill and excess fly ash being released from power thermal plants into useful materials (artificial sand - stones). This technology has the ability to work on most fly ash compositions. Please click on the video link to learn more about Trung Hau’s semi-dry geopolymer and how they create 100% industrial quality sand from fly ash.

The president of Trung Hau, Mr. Tran Nghia, and a strong delegation including Dr. Do Minh, were active participants at this year’s Coal Ash Asia 2018. Dr. Minh delivered an oral presentation and paper concerning his research on “Accelerating the Polymerization Process of Fly Ash By Microwave”. To read more about this research or other research from our September event, please request our CAA2018 handbook, with over 50 abstracts, by entering your email below.

If you would like to learn more about Trung Hau operations, or to contact our members, please contact AsianCAA staff for more information.




Coal Ash Asia 2018: A Recap

-Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province, China

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our Coal Ash Asia 2018 proceedings in Shuozhou City, China, this past September 12-15th. This year's topics focused on the high-value utilization of fly ash, FGD gypsum and coal gangue as well as highlight applications in building material products (cement, concrete, geopolymers etc).

A special thank you to our international delegation (click organisation to visit website):

We would like to extend our humble gratitude to our friends at the China Building Materials Academy’s Institute of Technical Information for the Building Materials Industry, in Beijing. This year’s extension and construction of our annual products and services exhibition was our largest in Coal Ash Asia history, with over 50 exhibitors, and a welcome ceremony which included an orchestra playing on instruments made primarily from fly ash!  

New to this year’s proceedings was our Technology Symposium track geared towards new technologies in fly ash, which included discussion on fly ash based aggregates, fillers, and ceramic tiles. Contributors to this track included: Prof. Chang Jiqing from Guangdong Penghu Industrial Co., Ltd., Zhang Jingjie from Shanxi Hujin Coal Electricity New Material Co., Ltd., Ma Liantao from Hengyuan Waste Utilization, and Peter Ma from Shandong Wei Tong Technology Co., Ltd.

Another new feature was our meeting dedicated to new FGD gypsum technologies. Content included alpha high strength gypsum and calcination methods. Contributors included: Prof. Duan Pengxuan from Guilin University of Technology, Prof. Xiang Lan from Tsinghua University, and Li Yushan from Shandong Pingyi Kaiyuan New Building Material Co., Ltd.

This year also welcomes esteemed contributor, Mr. Bill Martin, who led engaged attendees in his workshop, “Fly Ash Use in Road and Embankment Construction”. Here, Mr. Martin led the discussion for industry experts, who explained real-world projects of American and Australian fly-ash in road projects. Also discussed were new technology and applications in road engineering. Attendees were able to openly discuss and compare methods and approaches to road construction, and receive technical explanations as to the process of applying road and embankment technology from start to finish.

We are excited to announce upcoming events and association/research developments in the new year. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay in touch!

 Here are a few pictures from CAA2018! An Album will be available under past events, in the coming weeks.

Want to Download the Conference program from CAA2018? You can find it on our CAA introduction page.

Save When You Register for WOCA2019 Through AsianCAA

-St. Louis Missouri, USA

AsianCAA members and network organisations will be attending the 2019 World of Coal Ash Conference and Exhibition in St. Louis, Missouri, May 13-16. WOCA is organized by or friends at the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky’s Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER). The 2019 conference is the 8th joint biennial meeting with a focus on the science, applications and sustainability of worldwide coal combustion products (CCP’s) as well as gasification products. The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy (CAER) explores technologies to improve the environment from energy efficiency. Researchers add to technically sound strategies related to fossil and renewable energy.

CAER follows multiple academic disciplines at their research centers, specializing in:

·       Beneficiation, utilization, and conversion process technologies

·       Fuel use

·       By-products of coal combustion

·       Engineered fuels

·       Derivation of high added-value materials and chemicals 

·       Renewable energy such as biofuels and bioenergy, electrochemistry, solar energy and environmental remediation.

The CAER is proudly supported by UK, and is staffed by professional scientists and engineers. The Center has extensive interactions with faculty members and students, and provides analytical services for external commercial and academic organizations.

In order to extend access to industry leaders in Asia, anyone who registers through AsianCAA will save $200 on early bird registration (ends May 1st, 2019).

Please complete the following form for each attendee from your organisation, and we will process your registration. For any questions, please contact s.laing@asiancoalash.org


Research Highlight: Shandong University

- Jinan, China

Shandong University is located in Jinan CIty, Shandong Province, in the eastern part of China.

Professor Wang Wen Long and the team at Shandong University’s National Engineering Laboratory for Coal-fired Pollutants Emission Reduction have focused on complimentary utilization, solid wastes and life cycle assessment in their latest research. The research pertaining to Sulfoaluminate cementitious material at was presented 2017’s Coal Ash Asia conference in Beijing, China. Below is the abstract from this paper.

Complementary Utilization of Red Mud, FGD Gypsum and Other Solid Wastes to Prepare Sulfoaluminate Cementitious Material

Abstract: In the utilization processes of single solid waste, some fundamental problems always exist, including small solid waste dose, high cost, poor performance and low added value of products, difficulties in market exploitation, etc. Professor Wang proposes complementary utilization of varied solid wastes. High-performance sulfoaluminate cementitious materials (SCM) were successfully prepared by using 100% industrial solid wastes (red mud, flue gas desulfurization gypsum, aluminum slag and carbide slag) in an industrial rotary kiln at 1300°C. The product performances reached as high as 39MPa ,57MPa and 76MPa for 1d, 3d and 28d compressive strength, respectively. Environment impact assessment was also conducted for this process based on life cycle theory. It was proven that using industrial solid wastes to prepare SCM could reduce total environmental burden by 38.62% compared to using conventional materials. This technological conception can promote the large-scale utilization of massive solid waste and boost green and circular development of society.

Shandong University will return at AsianCAA’s Coal Ash Asia 2018 in Shuozhou City, the fly ash utilization center of China. Click below to register for CAA2018 and network with global academic and industry leaders during 3 days of exhibitions, seminars, scenic and industry tours.