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ASMS Joins Forces with UOW to Seek Alternative Composite Steel Furnace Slag

29-09-2022

ASA member, Australian Steel Mill Services (ASMS) has joined forces with the University of Wollongong (UOW) to commence a new research project at the Steel Research Hub.

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EUROSLAG Preliminary Conference Program

27-09-2022

The 11th EUROSLAG Conference in Cologne begins next week, on the 4th - 7th October 2022. To get you prepared, the preliminary conference program has been officially announced.

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EUROSLAG Conference: Last Chance to Register

20-09-2022

Last chance to register for the 11th EUROSLAG conference, being held on the 4th - 7th of October 2022 in Cologne Germany.

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Report Update: High-density Geopolymer Concrete at Port Kembla's Northern Breakwater

14-09-2022

A report by The University of New South Wales has been developed whereby findings are presented on the performance of High-density Geopolymer Concrete (GPC) used in the fabrication of Hanbar amour units and placed at Port Kembla's Northern Breakwater. 

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Register Today: Slag Cement Lifecycle Assessment Calculator Webinar

13-09-2022

The SCA is pleased to announce their next program, the Lifecycle Assessment Calculator webinar, commencing on the 21st of September 2022 at 1 pm.

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Helping Launch Start-Ups

08-09-2022

Holcim accelerates sustainable construction in the third edition of Holcim's Startup Accelerator Program. 

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Infrabuild Supplies Suite of Capabilities to Sydney Gateway

07-09-2022

ASA member, Infrabuild supplies vital products, manufacturing capacity, and preplanning capabilities to the large-scale infrastructure project, Sydney Gateway.

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Harsco Announces Carbon-Negative Steel Slag

07-09-2022

SteelPhalt has introduced the world’s first carbon-negative steel slag aggregate-based asphalt using lignin binder product made from trees.

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Transport for NSW's Baseline Sustainability Requirements Workshop: Register Now!

24-08-2022

Your invited to Transport for NSW's Baseline Sustainability Requirements workshop, taking place online Wednesday 31 August 2022. 

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SmartCrete CRC New Scoping Study Project

22-07-2022

A SmartCrete CRC Preliminary Proposal has been confirmed to understand the current state of utilisation, including forecast production and availability of various supplementary cementitious materials (SCM), to continue to lower carbon opportunities for the Australian Cement and Concrete Sector. 

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National Slag Association Annual Meeting

22-07-2022

It's that time again! The National Slag Association Annual Meeting is here featuring a presentation by Executive Director of the Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association, Craig Heidrich. 

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Don't Delay, Submit Your EUROSLAG Papers Today!

21-07-2022

The 11th European Slag Conference is back and looking for presenters to take part in this momentous occasion. To learn how to submit your contributions, continue reading. 

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NATSPEC: Specifying for Green Star Buildings

12-07-2022

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has published the new resource Specifying for Green Star Buildings Using NATSPEC.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Attend EUROSLAG In 2022

30-06-2022

The 11th Euroslag conference is back with a focus on the transformation of the steel industry and its effects on the slag value chain. Major topics at the conference will include, legal frameworks, best practices, research, and innovation. 

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Here's How The Illawarra Could Help Reduce 88 Per Cent Of Australia's Emissions.

24-06-2022

As outlined in a new report by the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative (ETI), an 88% cut to heavy industry emissions is possible and would set up key regions for the net-zero transition, says research backed by 18 of Australia’s largest companies. 

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Roads Australia: Launch of The Journey to Net-Zero Report (F2F Event)

12-05-2022

Transforming transport systems to achieve net-zero emissions mobility is both a great challenge and one of our most powerful opportunities to achieve positive change. Come along and see how we can all band together and fast-track change.

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Facebook Parent Company Finds New Concrete Mixtures Using Artificial Intelligence

29-04-2022

In collaboration with researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Facebook's partent company, Meta has developed a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) model that optimises concrete mixtures for sustainability and strength. 

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Meet SmartCrete CRC's First Female CEO

28-04-2022

In a recent announcement to the public, SmartCrete CRC (SmartCrete) announced their 'delight' in welcoming the centre’s newest CEO. 

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SmartCrete CRC 'Up For The Challenge'- How It's Decarbonising The Cement And Concrete Sector

07-04-2022

How do you decarbonise the most carbon-central industry in Australia? Ask SmartCrete CRC.

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ASMS Seeks Ideas From Year 8 Students To Find New Applications For Slag

07-04-2022

Are you smarter than an 8th grader? See why the Australian Steel MIll Services is using local, highschool kids to generate new ideas and applications for slag.

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