By-Product Development

Minerals, Metallurgy & Mining


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Gravel being spread out back of truck onto road, man walks alongside
Turning waste into marketable products.

This program encompasses development of a wide variety of products associated with waste streams from the taconite industry, as well as utilization of peat resources.

Key products and byproducts have included developing methodologies for producing direct reduced iron, various types of road repair materials and researching uses of peat, organic materials and mineral byproduct resources for water and stormwater treatment. 

For more information contact Intiative Director: George Hudak, ghudak@d.umn.edu, (218) 788-2739.