AGL and NuRock investigate plan to recycle millions of tonnes of coal ash from Bayswater Power Station into construction materials

AGL Energy has signed an historic agreement with waste site remediation company NuRock to investigate the feasibility of converting millions of tonnes of coal ash at Bayswater power station into into construction bricks.

Circular economy: AGL and NuRock are investigating the feasibility of a innovative coal-ash recycling plan at Bayswater power station. Picture: Johnathan Carroll.

The unique process converts large volumes of solid and liquid industrial waste materials created during coal-fired power generation into a range of environmentally sustainable building products.

The end product has the potential to be used in major transport infrastructure projects in the Hunter including the Singleton and Muswellbrook bypasses and the M1 extension at Raymond Terrace.

AGL Chief Operating Officer Markus Brokhof said the memorandum of understanding with Nu-Rock would complement the company's strategy to convert its thermal power station sites into an ecosystem within a circular economy.

Read the full article published in the Newcastle Herald 26th April 2022