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Course Summary

The Coal Ash Professionals Training Course was held March 11-13, 2008, at the Hilton Palacio del Rio hotel, in San Antonio, Texas. This well-established course featured the industry's brightest and most respected representatives and was hosted by the longest-running coal ash research program in the world. Course instructors included established ash managers and marketers, industry consultants, members of the academic and research community, and government representatives.

Attendees Learned
How CCBs are viewed from a coal company, electric generating company, marketer, and regulatory perspective
Implications of environmental initiatives and emerging specifications on coal ash
Updates on the industry's latest hot topics including integrated gasification combined cycle by-products and flue gas desulphurization materials
Tricks of the trade from those who successfully utilize coal ash
Options for recovering disposed coal ash and disposal site development

Demographics
This year's training course attracted a total of 79 attendees from over 55 organizations, 24 states and Puerto Rico, and Canada and South Africa. Attendees represented the following job functions:

Ash Sales and Marketing33%
Government and Regulatory8%
Research/Academia14%
Utility30%
Other15%

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Attendee Breakdown

Comments from Attendees
"It was a pleasure to… attend such a wonderful course. This was very beneficial to my involvement with CCP's."
"The things I learned were definitely worthwhile, and I will be able to put them to use. Your organization did an excellent job putting this together."
"The overall training was excellent. Great information to further research and learn to continue development of the industry."
"Best training course I have ever taken. Well done."
"A lot of material but, if you are involved in coal combustion products, you would be remiss in not attending. I look forward to next year's agenda. Great job!"
"The Introductory Workshop was an excellent intro to this industry."

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