Coal ash conference: Production and utilisation with a multitude of opportunities

August 21st, 2017, Published in Articles: EE Publishers, Articles: Energize


Announcement and call for papers

The Fossil Fuel Foundation will be hosting a one day conference on coal ash on 28 September 2017.

The event, “Production and utilisation with a multitude of opportunities”, will be held at Glen Hove Conferencing, 52 Glenhove Road, Melrose, Johannesburg.

Aims and objectives

This conference aims to be a forum where both small- and large-scale industrial users of coal, and the producers and users of the ash arising from such use can share ideas, research, operations strategies and case studies on the initial formation of coal ash and the subsequent utilisation technologies.

Opportunities will be presented to better understand challenges in how coal combustion residues can be used in a number of innovative and exciting new ways. This conference is organized by the Fossil Fuel Foundation in association with colleagues in Eskom, industry and tertiary institutions.

The 2017 event is the third meeting in this series hosted by the Foundation, with a focus on the science, applications and sustainability of coal combustion and gasification and its end products.

Topics of interest

  • Mineral-ash transformation
  • Fly ash forms, qualities and properties
  • Coal ash utilisation

Who should attend

This forum is geared towards process and civil engineers as well as the consultants and suppliers which provide solutions for using the resultant coal ash products, including:

  • Boiler and gasification engineers and technologists
  • Metallurgical ore processing, reduction and smelting managers, engineers and technologists
  • Suppliers of ancillary equipment including on-ash capturing, handling and emissions monitors
  • Traders, marketers and users of coal ash
  • Environmental scientists and engineers
  • Government legislators and policy makers
  • Scientists, researchers, academics and consultants in coal combustion product utilisation.

Technical committee

  • Kelley Reynolds-Clausen, Eskom (Chair)
  • Richard Kruger, Specialist Consultant
  • Naushaad Haripersad, Eskom
  • Chris van Alphen, Eskom
  • Jaco van der Merwe, Kelvin Power Station
  • Brian North, CSIR


All presentations must be in Microsoft PowerPoint format. Subject to authors’ permission, these presentations will be converted to PDF format after presentation and will be made available to conference delegates on the Fossil Fuel Foundation’s website at the close of the conference. The language of the conference is English.

Sponsorship and advertising

Several exciting sponsorship opportunities are available to industry members. Sponsorship packages are available as well as sponsorship on specific items. All sponsors will be offered branding promotion whether this is inclusion of your logo on the sponsored item or as banner displays in the dining hall or venue. Contact the conference secretariat for further details.

Registration fees

  • Members of FFF, GSSA and SAIMM: R2150,00 plus VAT
  • Non-members: R2500,00 plus VAT
  • Retirees and academics: R1300,00 plus VAT
  • Full time students: R800,00 plus VAT

Contact Marianne Curtin, Tel 083 372-1349,