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Initiative On The Use Of Steel Slag In Concrete And Cement

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Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institutions

Program Purpose:

  • Transportation Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy



Funded by:

U.S. Department of Transportation


U.S. DOT hereby requests applications to result in the award of a new Cooperative Agreement, that will establish research on the properties and effectiveness of steel slag for use in concrete and cement and as construction material for transportation infrastructure. This funding opportunity requires an accredited research university of higher education to partner with a producer of steel in the United States to conduct this research.


This funding opportunity is expected to enhance the understanding and potential for using steel slag in concrete and cement and will support previous research studies under the FHWA[1],[2],[3]. It will also help the U.S. DOT advance research and emerging technologies that support the Nation’s goals to decarbonize the transportation sector by 2050, strengthen resilience of the Nation’s transportation infrastructure, networks, and operations as guided by the strategic goals and priorities documented in the following U.S. DOT and U.S. Government plans:


[1] https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/pubs/hif12009.pdf


[2] https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/infrastructure/pavements/97148/008.cfm


[3] https://highways.dot.gov/public-roads/autumn-1994/use-recycled-materials-highway-construction



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