Department of Transportation Bolsters Slag Cement Research

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) launched a $5 million funding opportunity for a research initiative on the use of steel slag in cement and concrete. 

“We’re proud to make this funding available to help develop the next generation of construction materials so that the future of our transportation infrastructure is more resilient, more sustainable, and made in America,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said. 

The entire funding amount will be awarded, based on a competitive bidding process, to a single accredited research university in partnership with a U.S. steel producer. 

“This funding initiative will develop and advance innovative materials and technologies that support the nation’s goals to decarbonize the transportation sector by 2050, strengthen resilience of the nation’s transportation infrastructure, and address adverse environmental impacts created by the transportation system,” affirmed Dr. Robert C. Hampshire, DOT deputy assistant secretary for research and technology and chief science officer.

The grant opportunity can be viewed here

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