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The latest announcements, headlines and news briefs from within the industry.

Advances In Boral Low-Carbon Concrete Makes Way For An Exciting Opportunity.


If successful in passing trial phases, Boral has announced they will supply their decarbonised concrete to be used in Perth’s new Roe Highway Logistics Park development.

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Scholarship To Provide Stability for Aspiring Students


Dr George Wang- a dedicated educator and scholar who has contributed to slag research in Australia, received a scholarship in 1989 to study his doctorate at the University of Wollongong (UOW) and is now returning the favour to the next generation of students who wish to study civil engineering by establishing an ongoing scholarship.

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SmartCrete Fast track project given the ‘green light’ and esteemed recognition.


Earlier this year, The Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association wrote a blog post expressing our support for the SmartCrete CRC fast track projects. We are pleased to continue this support as Project 2 receives deserved recognition and progresses into the next stage of execution.

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Opportunity for a new slag processing plant by WA based company.


WA-based company, Neometals is on track to deliver a Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) to recover vanadium from slag in a new processing plant.

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$1.5M grant to explore integrated reuse of steel industry by-products


A new research project led by Cornell University (New York, US) will seek an integrated approach to turning by-products including flue dusts, sludge and slag into valuable materials using a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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ASA Supports SmartCrete CRC Fast Track Projects


The Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association is pleased to be a part of the recently announced SmartCrete CRC Fast Track program. Three new projects have received funding ranging from $500,000 to $1 million each and are spread across two of the three SmartCrete CRC research program streams, involving collaboration with partner organisations including the Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association.

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ASCP2021 Concrete Pavements (e)Conference


 The conference will still feature international and local keynote presentations and we will ensure that interraction with the speakers and your colleagues is maxmised.

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2nd Virtual Global Slag Seminar


Due to the postponement of the real-world Global Slag Conference into 2021, the organisers will stage the 2nd Virtual Global Slag Seminar on Tuesday 10 November 2020.

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CIA Abstract Submissions are now OPEN!


The Technical Committee for Concrete 2021 is now welcoming abstract submissions.

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INTERCEM - Cementitious Materials Week


Join us at INTERCEM's Cementitious Materials Week!

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SmartCrete Festival of Ideas


Join us at the Venture Cafe to hear four of our industry members present the challenges they would like SmartCrete CRC to address, and what makes for a winning project proposal. 
The event will include opportunities for networking with the presenters and road-testing your research ideas.

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FBICRC & Climate Launchpad Green Business Ideas Comp Finals!


As part of the Future Battery Industry CRCs partnership with ClimateLaunchpad, we’re pleased to invite you to the ClimateLaunchpad Australian National Final, to be held online via Zoom on Wednesday the 26th of August at 5.00-6.30pm AEST.

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SmartCrete CRC Announces appointment of new CEO


The Interim Board of the SmartCrete CRC is pleased to announce the appointment of Warren South as Chief Executive Officer for the CRC.

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Boral co-funds two-year project developing low-carbon concrete


Experts and engineers from Boral, Southern Highland Concrete Construction and UTS are taking part in a new two-year manufacturing research project. The project aims to overcome the current technological barriers of low-carbon concrete manufacturing and accelerate the development of Boral’s lower carbon ENVISIA® concrete

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SmartCrete CRC Project Progression


Following the award of $21m in grant funding from the Federal Government, SmartCrete CRC Ltd has been Incorporated and is on track to be operational in September this year!

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15th Global Slag Conference - Now available online!


If you missed the Global Slag virtual conference in May or you're eager for a content refresh, Global Slag has released a succinct 3 hours worth of presentations so you can catch up on-demand when registered. 

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Vietnam Adopts the Circular Economy in Green Manufacturing


Using state-of-the-art technology, the team addresses the challenges of industrial waste and resource expenditure.

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Iron Ore Catalyst for Renewable Fuel from Sewerage


Western-Australian based technology company Hazer Group have been given the go ahead to commence a project to produce low-emission hydrogen and graphite from sewage. Using iron ore as the catalyst, the wastewater treatment process is shifting towards a circular economy.

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