Ohio University I-Corps@Ohio teams spur economic development in Appalachia

Two Ohio University I-Corps@Ohio teams “are spurring regional economic development in southeastern Ohio through the commercialization of wastewater as paint and coal plastic composite as building materials,” The Athens News reports. Paint from Pollution “aims to restore streams harmed by acid mine drainage” and lower remediation costs through a wastewater treatment technology “that can create paint pigment from acid mine drainage,” according to the article. Ohio Construction Composites “develops composite material for decking applications using coal as the filler material in the thermoplastic matrix,” reducing cost and improving quality while creating an environmentally friendly demand for coal. The commercialization of these technologies will lead to the development of viable businesses and create environmentally friendly employment opportunities in Appalachian Ohio. For more, read the full article.

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