Shuozhou City: China's developing circular economy

- Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province, China

The Asian Coal Ash Association, partnering with the Institute for Technical Information for the Building Materials Industry will host the 8th annual Coal Ash Asia conference this September 12-15. Coal Ash Asia consists of three days of oral presentations, trade and services exhibition, poster exhibition, scenic and industrial tours as well as multiple networking opportunities.

Shuozhou City produces approximately 8 million tons of fly ash and 1.8 million tons of gypsum each year, and disposes of nearly 5 million tons each year into landfill.  Spreading over 145, 000 acres, China’s premier coal ash industrial park is located next to a large coal ash reservoir and is key in the country’s development of circular economy.

There are almost one hundred of coal ash based products in the park, including:

·      Ultrafine Fly Ash,

·      Fly Ash Based Flooring

·      Fly Ash Based Furniture

·      Ceramic Fiber Cotton

·      Fly Ash Based Calcium Silicate Board

·      Aluminum oxide and Hydrated silica

·      Thistle board

·      Autoclaved Fly Ash Brick,

·      Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Blocks,

·      Gypsum Based Dry Mix Mortar,

·      Lightweight Wallboard

·      Cement

·      Concrete

·      And more!

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Included in the guide is an overview of operations including the park’s R&D center, a collaborative effort of Peking University and the local Shuozhou government. With a combination of advanced technology, excellent equipment and innovative talents, the R&D center focuses on the development of new technologies and new products for enterprises within the industrial park. The Center has developed many new technologies and products including: Ceramic tiles and fiber cotton, foam ceramics, catalyst carriers, high strength fibers, wall materials, refractory and heat insulating materials.

This September, all attendees will have the chance to go on an in depth tour of the Shuozhou Industrial Park, and speak with park researchers, operators and managers. The delegates will be accompanied by a team of translators to assist with this exchange.

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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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Coal Ash Asia 2016: A Summary

Asian Coal Ash Association, in collaboration with the Institute of Technical Information for the Building Materials Industry, would like to thank all of our foreign and domestic attendees for making Coal Ash Asia 2016 an outstanding event. With over 12 countries in attendance, this year stood to be AsianCAA’s most diverse event to date. Commercial and academic exchange through our business matching session (sponsored by Coal Ash Solutions – www.coalashsolutions.com) provided introductions and translation for over 30 different companies within the span of the 3 day conference. Adding to the occasion was our “signing of the contracts” ceremony, which included over 15 China based companies.

CAA2016 was comprised of 5 themes, almost all with simultaneous translation. Session 1 showcased Fly Ash technology, a favorite among the international attendees. Session 2 discussed the application technologies for desulfurization, gypsum and circulating fluidized bed residues. Those participating in our 3rd Session examined industrial solid waste utilization including coal gangue, slag red mud and tailings. For those interested in recycling technology of coal mineral resources, Session 4 offered a variety of applications and procedures being used in modern processing facilities. Lastly was our session based on cooperation, with special focus on integrated utilization of coal ash.

Feedback from our international attendees centered on the organizational aspects of the event, commenting on the smooth running and easily accessible features of Coal Ash Asia. Content was also highly commended, as most in attendance were amazed at the domestic and Asian approach to ash utilization and recycling.  Andrii Garanin, business development manager for UMG Minerals in Ukraine commented” China is at least two years ahead in ash utilization than anything I’ve seen in Europe. We have much to learn from the Chinese if we are to effectively bring solutions to Ukraine”.

Multiple networking opportunities including the annual welcome breakfast in Beijing, high speed train ride to Taiyuan, Industrial Tour in Shuozhou and tour of the Shuozhou Temple helped nurture meaningful relationships and collaborations.

Our international panel session, a new feature at our Coal Ash Asia event, was participated in by 5 countries including: Indonesia, China, USA, Canada, Australia & Russia. The open discussion between panelists gave global perspective of coal ash issues to all in attendance.  Topics covered in the discussion included driving utilisation by supporting established and emerging technologies, established technologies and overcoming the tyranny of distance.  Delegates spoke about challenges and opportunities for government, financiers and MNC’s in commercializing new CCP technologies. Another meaningful discussion pertained to international trade and commentators had much to say regarding supply and demand trends and developments including challenges and opportunities around standards and quality control as well as logistics and infrastructure investment.

Readers of this article should also have a look at our Coal Ash Asia 2016 photo gallery for a closer look at conference activities. Organizers and participants are now looking forward to Coal Ash Asia 2017, to be hosted in Baotou, Inner Mongolia.   

For access to 2016’s conference program, please email s.laing@asiancoalash.org

Early Bird Rates End July 1st! Register Now for Asian Coal Ash Association’s 6th Annual Coal Ash Asia Event


The Asian Coal Ash Association in collaboration with ITIBMI (Institute for Technical Information for the Building Materials Industry is under way with planning Coal Ash Asia, 2016, from September 23-26. New components at this year’s event will be an international panel discussion as well as an interview component, led by government, commercial and academic leaders of interest.

Based on the success of last year the association is offering our international delegates a unique experience at our event with complimentary business matching services. Attendees will be able to request meetings with individuals/organisations of interest and receive complimentary translation services during the course of the event.

This will be the association’s sixth year hosting and third year in Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province, with next year’s event to be held in Baotou, Inner Mongolia.  Government support from the Shuozhou government has made them a key participant and contributor to CAA events. Shuozhou city is home to one of China’s most prominent industrial parks, with currently twelve operations functioning in the industrial solid waste utilization sector.

Other activities of note include visiting a 1000 year old Pagoda, traveling on a 300km/hour high speed train to visit the city of Taiyuan (China's coal industry capital) and enjoying multiple cocktail hours and networking opportunities.

International guests are welcome to participate as oral presenters and exhibitors or by way of submitting academic research new product overviews to our poster exhibition and building materials journal. Register before July 1st and receive a discounted rate of $1500 (regular $1950).

Center for Applied Energy Research: Lower Carbon Footprint with Coal Ash By-Product

The University of Kentucky’s Center for Applied Energy Research, in collaboration with the College of Material Science and Engineering in Nanjing and the Asian Coal Ash Association, have published a paper in response to a collection of twenty coal ash samples from Shanxi Province, China.

The chemistry of this ash showed that the ingredients showed high amounts of sulfate and alumina. This specific concentration of material is optimal for highly durable cement aggregates. The ash was collected from the Shentou Power plant in Shouzhou city, Shanxi Province China, where the Asian Coal Ash Association hosts its annual Coal Ash Asia conference.

The presence of these materials not only allows for stronger cement than regular Portland, but for a lower carbon footprint during production and application. Please feel free to download " Coal Ash By-Product from Shanxi Province, China, for the production of Portland-Calcium Sulfoaluminate" learn more about this research.