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Training Course Summary

The Coal Ash Professionals Training Course, held April 19-21, 2006, at the Memphis Marriott Downtown in Memphis, Tennessee, was an intense crash course on coal ash. Attendees learned the fundamentals of the coal ash business, including characterization, management, and utilization. Other topics included the following:

How total power plant management relates to coal ash quality
Expert insight on ash characterization, environmental issues, and their relationship to ash management
How to maximize ash management options
Updates on the industry's latest Hot Topics
Tricks of the trade from utilities and marketers who successfully utilize coal ash

Participants attending the complete Coal Ash Professionals Training Course (including the plant tour), were eligible to receive 2.0 continuing education units (CEUs). Professional Engineers earned 15 professional development hours (PDHs).

Training Course Demographics
This year's training course attracted 85 attendees from 31 states and three Canadian provinces. Attendees represented the following industries:

 Research/Academia8% 
 Government10% 
 Sales and Marketing20% 
 Industry36% 
 Other26% 

Training Course Materials
Course materials are available in a three-ring binder or on CD-ROM for US$75.00. Course materials include a final program, speaker presentation abstracts, and PowerPoint presentations. If you would like a copy of the materials, please contact LaRae Foerster at lfoerster@undeerc.org or (701) 777-5246.

Sponsored in part by:

Energy & Environmental Research Center • 15 North 23rd Street, Stop 9018 •
Grand Forks • ND 58202-9018
Phone: (701) 777-5000 • Fax: (701) 777-5181