New grant cements next step for Colliecrete

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A new type of concrete incorporating Collie fly ash will take the next step towards commercialisation, with support from the Cook Government’s Collie Futures Small Grants Program.

Regional Development Minister Don Punch this week announced that Murdoch University will receive $100,000 towards demonstrating a low carbon product called Colliecrete at the Bunbury Outer Ring Road.

The demonstration project follows an investigation into the feasibility of using coal power station ash waste, industrial byproducts, and waste materials as ingredients in geopolymer concrete.

Local jobs will be created when Colliecrete, which has Suvo Strategic Minerals as a commercialisation partner, pours for footpaths and kerbing on Discovery Road. Construction workers from Koormal Contracting and Indigenous Workabout will be involved.

Regional Development Minister Don Punch said it was great seeing the level of innovation and new business development taking place in Collie, with support from the Government.

“We have been proudly supporting Colliecrete on its journey from feasibility to demonstration.

“I look forward to seeing Colliecrete and the other grant recipients move forward with their plans.”

For more information, visit:www.wa.gov.au

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