Exploring the Current Opportunities in Coal Ash

  • Wed, October 11, 2023
  • 1:00 PM (CDT)
  • Thu, October 12, 2023
  • 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


  • Registration rate for government employees, registrations will be reviewed and verified for accuracy.
  • Discounted registration if you're also attending the 2023 Fall ACAA Membership Meeting.
  • Registration rate for attendees of the workshop only (not attending the ACAA fall meeting).

Join industry leaders in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the workshop titled, Exploring the Current Opportunities in Coal Ash. Hosted by the American Coal Ash Association and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research, this workshop will take place alongside ACAA’s annual fall meeting at the Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Topics to be covered include: harvesting and supply, carbon capture, carbon neutral concrete, resistivity testing, carbon credits, and hot topics in regulation and research.

We have a block of rooms at the group rate of $219/night + 13% tax.  The room block will be available until September 18, 2023.  To reserve a room in our block, you can call reservations at 1-800-228-9290 and reference the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA)

Pre-registration for attendance will not be available after 12:00 pm EST on Monday, October 2nd, this is also the last day to request a refund.  After this time, on-site registration at the hotel will still be available.

Wednesday, October 11: Workshop presentations, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM; 

Group Lunch 12 - 1 pm "Show Us The Money" talk by John Ward


1 - 1:45 pm - "Setting the Stage" Mark Rokoff, Burns & McDonnell

1:45 - 2:15 pm - "Updates on FHWA Initiatives" Robert Spragg, FHWA

2:15 - 3 pm - "EPDs for SCMs" Anna Lasso, Smart EPD

3:30 - 4:15 pm - Regulatory and Litigation Update, Dan Chartier, USWAG

4:15 - 5 pm - "Cost Effective CCR Groundwater Compliance for Non-Clean Closure Sites and Residual Plumes" Derek Ingram, Michael Marley, and Mark Bryant of Loureiro Engineering Associates (LEA)

Welcome Reception, 5:00 to 6:30 PM

Thursday, October 12: Workshop presentations, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM;


8 - 9 am - "SCMs in Decarbonizing Cement and Concrete" Eric Koehler, Titan America

9 - 10 am - "Testing of Pozzolanic Activity" Lisa Burris, OSU & Tom Robl, UK CAER

10:30 - 11:15 am - "Freight Rail Update: Service, Safety, Stockpiles, and the Surface Transportation Board" Emily Regis, Arizona G&T Cooperatives

11:15 - 12 pm - "EPRI Update" Bruce Hensel & Ben Gallagher, EPRI

Working Group Lunch 12:00 PM to 1:00 pm

1 - 2 pm - "Introduction to Neu and the NEU Validation/Verification Program" Dean Franks, The ACI Center for Excellence in Carbon Neutral Concrete

2 - 3 pm - "Carbon Credits 101" Kayla Carey & Wilson Fong, ClimeCo

3:30 - 5 pm - "Carbon Markets/SCMs, CCUS, Policy, and GHG Accounting/Lifecycle Analyses" Gary Yoder of ClimeCo, McKenzie Smith of Climate Action Reserve, and Danny Gray of Eco Material Technologies

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or having an exhibit table, please feel free to fill out the sponsor form and return it to Alyssa Barto at alyssa.barto@acaa-usa.org.

Thank you to our Sponsors: Ashcor Technologies, GAI Consultants

Thank you to our Exhibitors: Eco Material TechnologiesThe Mouat CompanyEllingson-DTDGlover Construction, Xylem Dewatering, Tetra Tech, Agru America, Saiia Construction