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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Project turns coal waste into valuable building material

Title:
Project turns coal waste into valuable building material

Abstract:

Working under a $7.2 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) cooperative agreement, a Western Pennsylvania-based company recently converted 430 tons of coal combustion by-products (CCB) into valuable building material. In doing so, the company took a major step forward in reducing significant plant operating costs while taking a strong environmental initiative. Routine coal plant operations result in an estimated 28 million tons of the byproducts each year being placed in landfills. With the new procedure, that waste could be turned into useful products.

URL:
http://www.energy.gov/news/1617.htm

Source:
Department of Energy

Resource Type:
Website

Date of Publication:
Not Available

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