Announcement: Coal Ash Asia 2019 Confirmed!


It is with great excitement that we announce the dates of Coal Ash Asia 2019!

This year’s prestigious coal ash industry conference will take place August 22-24, 2019, in Youyu, Shanxi Province, China. Once again the amazing support from the Shuozhou Government and the Institute for Technical Information for the Building Materials Industry in Beijing, have made it possible to invite international participation, research, and technology to CAA2019. Attendees have access to three days of oral presentations, trade exhibition, poster exhibition, as well as off site tours that include unique access to local coal ash utilization projects, and local cultural sites and scenic tours.

Included in the international attendee package is all domestic transportation, meals from the evening of August 21st to the afternoon of August 25th, access to all conference components listed above, a copy of conference materials including the official CAA2019 handbook, and follow up services provided by AsianCAA and their sponsors.

Check out this year’s tracks:

Coal Ash Processing and High Value Utilization
·       Grinding, Classifying and Superfine grinding
·       Cement, Concrete, Wall Materials and Geopolymer
·       High Value Utilizations: Ceramics, Cenospheres, Fillers
·       Sulphoaluminate cement CalciumSulphoAluminate

FGD Gypsum Utilization
·       Gypsum drying and Calcination
·       Construction Applications: gypsum block, board, mortar
·       Agricultural applications
·       High Strength Gypsum, etc

Coal Gangue and Coal Chemical Residue
·       Processing and Utilization

Metal Extraction
·       Alumina and other metal extraction best practices and methods
 
As with every year, there will be multiple networking opportunities. AsianCAA will have a Business/Academic Matching Sponsor dedicated to helping our attendees get in touch with other industry professionals and facilitate introductions/ translation. Cocktail hours, and tea breaks in the exhibition hall allow for a natural meeting place for industry professionals.

We are now accepting applications for international speakers, sponsors and exhibitors.

To find out more about:

Speaking Position:  http://www.uususk.tw/postersandpapers

Sponsorship Opportunities:  


Exhibitor Information:  http://www.uususk.tw/exhibitors

Register Now!  http://www.uususk.tw/caa-registration

Looking forward to welcoming you at Coal Ash Asia 2019!

CoalTrans India 2019: AsianCAA to Discuss India’s Utilization Policies

Delhi, India

The annual Coaltrans India event will take place this February 18-20, at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, India.  Coaltrans events are very well established in the region, with 18 years of proceedings with an annual attendance of approximately six hundred international industry professionals.

The coal industry in India has changed drastically in the past few years, which makes this conference key in bringing decision makers together to discuss changes and strategies. India has transformed from a net exporter to importer, changing the way business is done, and who controls the flow of resources. Demand for coal-fired power increases every year, making electricity increasingly expensive to consumers. The government is very supportive of import initiatives, however there is still considerable demand to be satisfied by outside sources. The largest contributors to India coal are Indonesia and the US (Click below to read about Indonesian coal trends from our last blog post). India entering the import business of coal will be a big topic at this year’s event.

Mr. David Harris, Chairman of the AsianCAA and industry leader with over 20 years experience in developing green technology, new materials and supply chain service companies will be in attendance alongside other members of the AsianCAA. The Association plans to be a meaningful contributor throughout Coaltrans proceedings.  Mr. Harris will lead a talk and presentation regarding the logistics of import/export as well as new and interesting technologies surrounding processing and handling. This will be AsianCAA’s 4th visit to a Coaltrans event.



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 [email protected]


Research Highlight: Synthesis of High Quality Zeolites from Coal Fly Ash

- Perth, Australia

Dr. Kevin Li (Gang Li), participated in CAA2017 on behalf of the Centre for Energy, School of Mechanical & Chemical Engineering at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia. Dr. Li, a returning speaker to Coal Ash Asia, focused his presentation on synthesizing zeolites and necessary related conditions. The below abstract is an overview of the research presented at the conference. For more of Dr. Li’s publications and research, please click the link at the bottom of the abstract.

Abstract: Coal fly ash is a hazardous industrial waste generated from coal combustion and has been considered as an appropriate raw material for zeolite synthesis. In this study, synthesis of a high-quality type A zeolites (471m /g surface area) from fly ash at high conversion rate (98.2% aluminium and 96.5% silicon) has been achieved via a two-step alkali fusion and hydrothermal procedure. Furthermore, in preparation for production in commercials scale, up scaling of the developed synthesis process has been undertaken by using 150L reactor. More importantly, we tracked the migration of elements and quantified their distribution from fly ash to product zeolites and waste water throughout the synthesis process. Metalloid elements including arsenic and selenium, and those with strong amphoteric properties such as molybdenum were found highly mobile and mostly collected in the waste water. In comparison, less than 20% of heavy metal elements of weak amphoteric nature including copper, chromium and lead originated from the fly ash went to the waste water; the rest of these three heavy metals along with almost all of the cadmium, iron and nickel were fixed into the product zeolites. Despite the accumulation of hazardous elements in product zeolites, none of them was leachable under various harsh conditions, ensuring safe applications of such zeolites.

If you are interested in attending Coal Ash Asia 2018 in Shuozhou, please click the "CAA2018" link to register, and our event team will assist you in finding the participation that's right for you.

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.

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.