The 58th General Assembly of ECOBA, the European association for coal combustion products, took place in Madrid on 28 and 29 May 2015. The event also marked the 25th Anniversary of the association’s work promoting the technical and environmental benefits of by-products such as fly ash and furnace bottom ash (FBA).


A wide range of topics were discussed in the formal and technical sessions over the two days. This included the development of technical standards, European regulations, environmental issues and production statistics.


Ivan Skidmore of Power Minerals Limited, a member company of the UKQAA, was elected as the new president of ECOBA. Angelo Saraber of Vliegasunie was elected as vice president. So congratulations to both Ivan and Angelo and every success in their new roles within ECOBA.