WORLD OF COAL ASH (WOCA) - May 4-7, 2009 in Lexington, Kentucky


Welcome to the WOCA 2009 Photo Gallery. The third World of Coal Ash (WOCA) Conference was held in Lexington, Kentucky from May 4 - 7, 2009. As with the previous two meetings, the 2009 conference was organized by the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER).

This very successful conference saw participation of over 500 attendees from nearly two dozen different countries. We would like to say "thanks" for the support of our sponors and for the record breaking attendance of 50+ exhibitors. The wide variety of CCB/CCP related topics and presentations were guaranteed to enhance career and job related requirements. The plenary session was devoted to discussions by speakers from TVA, the US EPA, an environmental advocacy group, and engineering firms about the Kingston event itself, lessons learned, planned actions and implications.

Composite photo of images from 2009 WOCA Conference



This conference boasted several firsts:

  • Two New STUDENT AWARDS were established. Best oral paper and best poster student competitions were organized for the WOCA 2009 Conference. A big thanks are extended to the Mid-West Coal Ash Association (MCAA) and ACAA's Educational Foundation for sponsoring these awards.
  • MCAA also sponsored four student stipend awardees. Their selection was based upon the following criteria: the best combination of original abstract / paper / and presentation (poster or oral) submitted from within the geographical range of MCAA's network.
  • The University of Kentucky's School of Design Students showcased their creation of unique fly ash furniture on the exhibit floor. They worked with CAER on the artwork using fly ash in the creation of the pieces.
  • UK CAER and ACAA were pleased to announce the creation of a new journal, Coal Combustion and Gasification Products. This is an on-line, peer-reviewed journal. It focuses on the science and technology of the production, sustainable utilization, and environmentally-sound handling of the byproducts of coal combustion and gasification.

The conference organizers would like to extend a big "thank you" to all those that participated. We hope that you enjoyed time spent viewing the rolling hills and horse farms of the Bluegrass State.