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About the Kentucky Education Ash Web site

Why did we create an Ash Education Site?

A few years ago, Drs. Tom Robl and Jack Groppo began working on a DOE-funded project to investigate advanced coal combustion by-product processing.

This project was selected as a UK Commonwealth Collaborative project. The Commonwealth Collaborative Program consists of 23 projects, found within various areas of the university. They are based on the application of research in addressing Kentucky's ongoing challenges and advancing its future. The program is the brainchild of UK President, Dr. Lee Todd; and individual projects are chosen for distinguished scholarship, leadership, and commitment to university engagement.

According to Dr. Todd, "These are the research efforts that could solve, the long-entrenched problems that are holding back the state's economic and cultural progress." They are projects aimed at improving Kentucky's schools, business climate, environment, health care and lifestyles.

The Grant

With the $10,000 grant, the project investigators chose to educate the cyber-world about coal combustion by-products (CCBs). This is a new web site dedicated to information and education on CCB basics, research, utilization, economic and environmental importance, and potential future use.

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate the layperson or student about what CCBs are, and why they are important. We hope that this web site helps to fulfill this goal.


The Kentucky Ash Education Web Site received the first place award in the Communication and Outreach category at the July 2008 C2P2 Awards Ceremony held in Washington, D.C. The awards are sponsored by the U.S. EPA along with ACAA and other C2P2 sponsors to recognize C2P2 partners for outstanding achievements in coal combustion products. Check out the site development team.

The Experts

Content provided by the research expertise of scientists from the UK CAER Environmental and Coal Technologies Group:

Additional contributions made by the UK CAER Publications Department:

University of Kentucky
Center for Applied Energy Research
2540 Research Park Drive
Lexington, Kentucky 40511-8410, USA
Telephone: 859-257-0305, Fax: 859-257-0220


Contacts for Web Site

Any questions regarding this web site should be directed to Alice Marksberry, Web Coordinator - Email