Ash secure after coal phase-out

Generated as a by-product at coal-power stations, ashes are an increasingly valued alternative construction material. But as we look to a future without coal power, what does this mean for the ash industry? Dr Robert Carroll has some answers

by Robert Carroll
As coal power stations will be phased out in the UK, existing stockpiles of ash can fill the gap. Photograph: Anestis/123RF
As coal power stations will be phased out in the UK, existing stockpiles of ash can fill the gap. Photograph: Anestis/123RF

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