As coal gives way to greener and more renewable energy sources, a planned coal byproducts demonstration facility may offer new life to the carbon-rich material, according to an article from Wyoming Public Media. The facility, which recently marked its groundbreaking after launching in 2016, reportedly is slated to decompose coal and separate valuable liquids and solids that can be used to make commercial, non-energy products.
According to the article, coal is one of Campbell County, Wyoming’s most abundant natural resources. When complete, the facility reportedly will showcase advances in coal product technology that may be used in construction and building materials such as asphalt and bricks, agricultural soil amendments and electronic components.
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