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The runway at the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, near Toowoomba, has utilised low carbon geopolymer concrete.

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Zero carbon emission cement touted for local industry

A new report by a local climate change think tank has detailed how Australia could ‘wipe out’ emissions from cement within the next decade. Read more »
Sixty-six years on, the son of a miner killed in an accident has erected a monument in his memory. Image courtesy: The Mirror.

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A memorial 66 years in the making

A group of men who did not survive a mining accident 66 years ago have been honoured with a monument launched in their names. Read more »
The foam suppression system reduced dust emissions from the fixed plant through the secondaries to the stackers.

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Foam suppression system works its charms on mobile and fixed plant

Controlling dust emissions is a major issue for most sites. For Hutchison Quarries, it was critical for its mobile crushing plant in Glenn Innes, New South Wales and its fixed plant in Warwick, Queensland. The mobile and fixed crushing circuits had become dust hazards. Read more »
Canadian researchers have developed spray-on, quake-resistant concrete. Image courtesy: UBC.

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‘Earthquake-resistant’ concrete developed

New spray-on cement may hold the key to earthquake-proofing existing buildings, researchers in Canada have proposed. Read more »
Professor Arul Arulrajah (left) and PhD student Teck-Ang Kua, Swinburne University,  test coffee grounds in the laboratory.

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Recycled coffee grounds an unlikely binder in road base

Could coffee ground waste play an unlikely role in the make-up of roads and highways? Professor Arul Arulrajah spoke to Damian Christie about the first phase of a project to use coffee ground waste as a substitute for Portland cement in creating an alternative road sub-base. Read more »
Cement companies are being urged to do more to cut their CO<sub>2</sub> emissions.

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Breakthrough turns carbon dioxide into rock

Scientists have discovered an environmentally friendly way of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – by turning it into rock. Read more »
The Weir Technical Centre will primarily be used for tailings and dewatering technology research and development.

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Supplier explores dewatering tech at new centre

A global quarry equipment supplier has acquired an Australian facility that will be used to advance its dewatering and tailings technology. Read more »
More than 200 people visited OPS’s new Jandakot headquarters in Perth for the company’s open day event.

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Supplier open day celebrates new HQ, partnership

An equipment supplier recently opened its new headquarters to the quarrying industry to celebrate its 25th anniversary and the launch of several new partnerships. Read more »
The Haul Road Optimisation Alliance allows quarry managers to leverage the expertise of four product and services providers.

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Alliance to deliver safe, productive haul roads

A new alliance that aims to deliver safer, more efficient haul roads could potentially lead to increased productivity and operational savings for quarry sites. Read more »
Earthco Projects won the 2014 Premier’s Regional Recognition Award for developing a sustainable alternative to traditional soil stabilisation.

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Quarries encouraged to apply for sustainability awards

An awards program is offering quarry and construction material businesses that promote sustainability a chance to gain recognition for their achievements. Read more »
Siltbuster solutions are adding to PR Power’s product range.

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Australian distributor for water treatment supplier

UK construction site water treatment and silt pollution prevention specialist Siltbuster has appointed PR Power as its official distributor for Australia. Read more »
Boral’s Reedy Creek quarry will now go ahead after intervention by the Queensland Government.

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Minister grants go-aheads to quarries

Despite community and local council opposition, approvals for the Reedy Creek and the Mt Cotton quarries have been granted. Read more »


 

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