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


AsianCAA to Attend and Participate in Coaltrans India 2018

- Goa, India

Asian Coal Ash Association Chairman, Mr. David Harris, and fellow AsianCAA members will be in attendance at this year’s CoalTrans India conference this February 12-14, 2018 at the Hyatt Goa in Goa, India.  

Mr. Harris will host a panel on international ash trade during the conference that will be attended by the conference's over 600 guests, from India and around the world. Attendees will review and exchange knowledge surrounding domestic production and competitive green alternatives. India’s Coal sector has been under scrutiny and vast reform for many years and is confronting an era of change.

For more information on Coaltrans India 2018 or information on upcoming Asian Coal Ash Association hosted or supported events, please click the links below.

Research Highlight: Technology for Extracting Alumina from Fly Ash and Research on Acid/alkali Double Circulation

- Beijing, China

During Coal Ash Asia 2017 this past July, there was substantial discussion surrounding alumina extraction from coal/coal ash and strategies for making the processes practically adapted. Professor Jiang Xun Xiong of Beijing General Research Institute of Mining & Metallurgy posited research concerning the processing and separation of the alumina from fly ash. Below is the abstract of the research provided at CAA2017. Beijing General Research Institute of Mining & Metallurgy have continued to be loyal participants in our annual events, and are committed to efficient technology integration and environmental protection.

BGRIMM is analyzing development and current status about alumina extracted from high-aluminum powder fly ash, and taking subjective analysis for current typical processes in China. Processes include energy consumption, material consumption, three-wastes, product quality. Discussing bottlenecking and development trends for extracting alumina from fly ash, and proposing fly ash conversion using sulfur acid. Will explore the process’ reactions and decomposition, low-temperature alkaline sink and two circulations for alumina extraction. The study results confirm two circulations for acid and alkaline are needed.

To find out more about this research, and research like it, join us at Coal Ash Asia 2018, and join the ongoing discussion and seminars surrounding the topics of metal extraction and alumina extraction specifically.

Transforming Real Estate Sector: Sustainable Construction Techniques

-Beijing, China

Urban housing models are now more of a destiny than a trend for the average person in the most populated parts of Asia, China and India. In the developing world, people increasingly flock to high-density living areas as they have easier access to commerce, healthcare and other amenities. The building materials industry’s infrastructure in Asia for trade and manufacturing has only reached a reasonable application of green building materials model within the past decade or so. The shift in lifestyle and housing infrastructure has led to concerns over energy, and carbon footprint. Researchers are concerned that the concrete, cement, etc, used in the making of modern high density living apartments is to blame for a large part of the pollution produced by these regions.

Almost a quarter of India’s CO2 emissions come from residential and commercial real estate construction. Increased growth in China and India, two industry giants, contribute greatly to the global carbon footprint. In India, 20% of water and 30% of natural materials are used in the construction and building materials industries.

Mr. Jack Yuan from the Institute of Technical Information for the Building Materials Industry in Beijing says that contamination and erosion of earth and air caused by dust and asbestos are hazardous byproducts of construction activities.  The team at ITIBMI, operating under the China Building Materials Academy, researches sustainable and progressively green infrastructure, while keeping in mind the cost and benefits of efficiency. “Nowadays the economic benefits can be seen through water and energy efficiency, with most green technologies focusing on the conservation of water, power and natural materials. ”

Yuan goes on to site specific technologies on the market, focusing on city specific construction. “ Pre-cast, reinforced hollow concrete blocks/ paneling made from fly ash, or Glass fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG) walling, are a few examples of modern housing construction technologies. Efficiency in time, energy, cost and supplies will continue to propel the industry through innovation. “

Construction companies are increasingly embracing technologies consisting of fly ash and gypsum. These bi-products can be locally sourced and inexpensive because transportation costs are low.  Coal fired power stations and factories are selling them at a low cost to keep up with landfilling and other environmental regulations, making exporting/importing of fly ash another viable options for companies without local sources.

Issues arise logistically when construction and building material manufacturers are far from these resources or do not have the infrastructure in place to get the product from power station to manufacturing facility. As the world transitions to green energy, including solar and wind technologies, some countries have been forced to import bulk ash from producing countries. To read more about this logistical issues and trends, please be sure to read our upcoming newsletter, due out at the end of 2017. To be put on our newsletter mailing list, please click the link on the main page.

 

China Coal Combustion Product Conference: Technological Innovation to Promote Green Development

- Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province, China

The Asian Coal Ash Association would like to thank all who participated in CICCPC 2017, the most recent international exchange in Shuozhou. This year’s topics focused on fly ash and desulfurized gypsum, with the theme "Technological Innovation to Promote Green Development". During the two day event participants engaged in technical exchanges on comprehensive utilization of fly ash and gypsum and discuss the latest scientific research.

One goal of the conference was to further strengthen international and domestic cooperation to promote technological progress and industrial development. Experts from the U.S.A, Germany, Australia, Canada, Ukraine and Japan were among the 700 participants at this year’s event.

The conference was jointly organized by AsianCAA, the National Institute of Building Materials Industry Information, Shuozhou Municipal People's Government, and the Shanxi Economic and Information Commission.  Mr. David Harris, the chairman of the Asian Coal Ash Association gave keynote and regular session speeches during the proceedings. Mr. Harris outlined coal ash and other solid waste utilization technologies, international trade status’ and industry development prospects.

In conjunction with the regular plenary session, was a product/technology exhibition and academic poster display. A variety of specialized meetings also took place at CICCPC. The meeting of the National Coal-based Solid Waste Resource Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance took place for the first time during proceedings. There was a Fly Ash Intelligent Sales Control System meeting as well as a special Green Building Materials and Construction Technology exchange. The Ceramic Association business forum convened during the 23rd of September and  Shuozhou City Investment Promotion and Tourism Promotion gave a special inside look into regional operations. Guests were also able to enjoy an afternoon of horse racing at Youyo County and many other networking opportunities.

China International CCP Conference (CICCPC) 2017 - September 23-24

- Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province, China

AsianCAA is proud to continue the partnership and collaboration with the Shuozhou government by bringing the China International CCP Conference to Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province, China, this September 23-24, 2017. The conference is expected to welcome over 500 domestic and international industry participants. The two day event will include oral presentations, multiple exhibitions (products and services exhibition, and research poster exhibition), as well as a local industry tour to one of Shuozhou’s fine milling facilities.

This year’s topics of discussion will be:

  1. Fly ash high value utilization and disposal
  2. Fly ash based Geopolymers
  3. CFB coal ash utilization
  4. Cement and concrete
  5. FGD gypsum high value utilization
  6. Coal ash application in prefabricated construction
  7. Coal ash domestic and international trade

Who should attend?

  • Power station managers
  • Ash and other CCP managers
  • Researchers & Academic institutes
  • Building material manufacturers
  • Non-government agencies
  • Logistics providers
  • Industry related media
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Investors
  • Government officials

Become a part of our prestigious list of industry leaders.  Participants receive simultaneous translation during all presentations and a dual language handbook including all proceedings.

Honored Guests Include:

  • Wozungithathe Business Enterprise (South Africa)
  • Peking University
  • Tsinghua University
  • East China University of Technology
  • Shanxi University
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • China Building Materials Academy
  • National Institute of Clean and Low Carbon Energy
  • Shenhua Group
  • Datang Group
  • Shanxi Energy Group
  • Datong Coal Mine Group
  • Sinoma Tianjin
  • Huarun Group
  • Shandong Huajian Warehousing Equipment Co.,Ltd
  • Weifang Alpha Equipment Co.,Ltd

Registration includes all meals, domestic travel and lodging during the days of September 22nd to the morning of the 25th. To inquire about speaking positions, exhibitor opportunities or general admissions please enter your information below and our event team will contact you.

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Presenters and Attendees at Coal Ash Asia 2017

-- Beijing

With CAA2017 just weeks away, we are proud to be hosting sizable international content and present our final speaker list at this year’s event. Our friends at the Slag Association of Asia will be hosting a concurrent event “Slag and Tailings Asia” in the same location at the Sheraton Grand Dongcheng Beijing Hotel.  Those who have registered for one will gain access to both events. All attendee will receive contact information for all 600 guests at this year's event and complimentary business and academic matching.

View below for our list of International Organisations in attendance as well as organisations presenting at this month’s concurrent events.

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To see what we’ll be talking about at this year’s events click the links below for more information: