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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Turning coal waste into building treasure

DOE funds endeavor to transform coal into durable materials Metal Tech News – August 19, 2020


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:46pm

Semplasitcs Lab scientists create building materials from coal waste


X-MAT technicians work on a lightweight and fireproof roof tile made from coal powder and a proprietary chemical.

Florida-based Semplastics and its advanced materials division X-MAT dreams of building safer and more durable homes from the waste left behind by coal mining.

"'One person's trash is another person's treasure' is a saying our team has taken to heart," said Bill Easter, founder of Semplastics. "We're working to create a circular economy where we take coal waste materials and turn them into somet...

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