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Bismarck Company Developing Iron Technology
Post Date: Jun 27 2016

By The Bismarck Tribune
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Carbontec Energy Corporation of Bismarck a $300,000 grant to develop biomass-based heating to produce iron.

Carbontec will partner with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Purdue University.

Carbontec will use supercomputers and modeling to develop and design a furnace for the company’s E-Nugget process, which uses biomass, including waste wood and sugar beet products, to produce iron nuggets, enabling iron to be produced at a lower cost than imported iron

“By increasing the effectiveness and uses of biomass energy, we can make what would otherwise be waste products into an opportunity for additional income for our agriculture producers. Further, by producing iron products more cost-effectively and with better environmental stewardship, we can reduce our reliance on iron imports, support job creation at home and lower costs for consumers," Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said in a statement.

“As North Dakota’s economy continues to diversify, we also need to support research and development to harness new technology that will help the state grow,” said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. “Carbontec is a prime example of this entrepreneurial spirit that is thriving in North Dakota."

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