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The Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is one of the University of Kentucky's multidisciplinary research centers. Its energy research provides a focal point for environmental, renewable and fossil fuels research in Kentucky.

UK CAER, ACAA to Host Ponded Ash Workshop in Richmond, Virginia

clock January 25, 2018 08:24 by author Thomas


The two organizations that created the World of Coal Ash – the largest and most successful meeting in the coal ash industry – are teaming up again. The American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER) are hosting the 2018 Workshop on Current Issues in Ponded Coal Combustion Products (CCPs) on March 20-21 in Richmond, Virginia.

Attendees will hear from and interact with some of the world’s leading experts in the following technical areas:

  • Seismic Issues
  • Regulatory Design Issues – Closure in Place
  • Response of Ash to Dewatering
  • Sampling and Instrumentation
  • Legal View of Current Environmental Issues
  • Ground Water Quality Changes after Closure in Place
  • Utility Specific Monitoring Strategies and Requirements
  • Groundwater Remediation Options

“If you work, consult, or contract in this marketplace, this is the meeting for you,” said Tom Adams, Executive Director of ACAA. “The depth and breadth of topics covered over these two days is truly impressive and will provide attendees with new information and tactics to help companies continue to compete in this ever-changing industry.”

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is a co-organizer and sponsor of the Current Issues in Ponded CCPs workshop. Other sponsors and exhibitors include Watershed Geo, Charah, Waste Connections, and the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Registration is now open at http://www.worldofcoalash.org/ash/, and you can find a detailed agenda on that same website. The workshop will be held at the Omni Richmond Hotel. Hotel accommodations are available at https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/richmond/meetings/university-of-kentucky-center-for-applied-energy-research-conference and attendees must make their reservation by February 12 to ensure the group rate.

Professional development hours (PDH) will be available. 

 



Center Receives ACAA’s Champion Award

clock February 8, 2017 15:19 by author Thomas

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research was recently selected as the fifth recipient of the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) Champion Award. Established in 2012, the Champion Award recognizes extraordinary contributions to the beneficial use of coal combustion products.

The recipient is selected exclusively by the Chair of the ACAA Board of Directors and is known only to the Chair until the moment the presentation is made. ACAA Chairman Charles Price praised the UK CAER team for its decades of support for beneficial use of coal combustion products.

“Selecting a recipient for the ACAA Champion Award is not easy. Past chairs of this association will agree that when you start to draft a list of potential recipients the list gets very long very quickly,” said Price. “After careful consideration I have selected an organization that has provided decades of research, education, and training. This organization has had a particular focus on practical solutions which impact markets both today and into the future.”



Senior Research Engineer Bob Jewell accepted the award at ACAA’s 2017 winter meeting on behalf of the Center’s Materials Technologies Group.

CAER’s Materials Technologies Group specializes in developing construction materials from a wide variety of CCPs. The Center has also become a valued strategic partner for ACAA, cosponsoring the international World of Coal Ash conference and symposium since 2005 and, more recently, in development of special topic conferences and creation of the Coal Combustion and Gasification Products Journal.



UK CAER, ACAA and EPRI to Host Winter Workshop

clock January 6, 2016 15:19 by author David Melanson

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER), the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are co-sponsoring a Workshop on Current Issues in Ponded Coal Combustion Products (CCPs) February 3-4 in Tampa, Florida.

The workshop will be held immediately following the ACAA 2016 Winter Meeting, which will be held at the Hilton Downtown Tampa February 2-3.

Registration for both the winter meeting and workshop is now available online. For more information and to register for this exciting educational and networking opportunity, visit the following website: http://www.worldofcoalash.org/ash/.