Our wording of the title in this dispatch is simply a rephrasing, and a narrow one at that, of authoritative information presented by the report we enclose herein.

First, we have many times documented the many practical, economical and environmental benefits of utilizing Coal Fly Ash in the manufacture of Portland-type Cement and Portland Cement Concrete, both as a raw material for the Cement itself, replacing some of the natural raw materials otherwise used, and, as an aggregate for that Cement, to make Concrete, after the Cement itself has been produced.

United States Patent: 3933608

As should be plain from our many, many reports documenting impeccable evidence attesting to the facts, both Coal and Carbon Dioxide - - contrary to what propagandists of various stripes and of questionable core motivations would have us believe - - can be efficiently converted into hydrocarbons; into anything, quite literally anything, we now fight foreign wars and bleed ourselves dry enriching the inimical nations of OPEC to keep ourselves supplied with.

In the case of Carbon Dioxide, although there are a number of ways to go about it, we can see in:

Bill Text - 112th Congress (2011-2012) - THOMAS (Library of Congress)

More than a year ago, one of West Virginia's own representatives to the United States Congress, from West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District, the Honorable Shelley Moore Capito:

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito : Contact Shelley;

in a move, that, insofar as we have been able to determine, went entirely unheralded by our Coal Country press, went to bat for West Virginia, for the security of the United States of America, and, for Coal.

In a recent dispatch, now accessible on the West Virginia Coal Association's web site, via the link:

West Virginia Coal Association | Coal Ash Used in More Than 50% of Ready Mixed Concrete | Research & Development;

we made report of:

"Specifying Fly Ash for Use in Concrete; Concrete In Focus; Spring, 2008; National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA)";

which is what it's title implies: a general guide for, and overview of, designing and specifying concrete mixes that incorporate Coal Ash, in order to achieve generally better physical properties of the cured concrete, and, to improve the economics of concrete manufacture and placement.

United States Patent: 3992271

In our recent report:

West Virginia Coal Association | United Technologies Converts CO2 into Hydrocarbons | Research & Development; concerning: "United States Patent 4,921,586 - Electrolysis Cell and Method of Use; 1990; Assignee: United Technologies Corporation; Abstract: The present invention discloses an improved solid polymer electrolysis cell for the reduction of carbon dioxide. The improvement being the use of a cathode having a metal phthalocyanine catalyst which results in the suppression of the formation of hydrogen during the reduction process and the subsequent improved conversion efficiency for carbon dioxide. A method for reducing carbon dioxide in an electrolysis cell having an anode a cathode and a solid polymer electrolyte comprising; contacting the anode with a hydrogen containing material, converting said hydrogen containing material to hydrogen ions (and) causing the carbon dioxide to react with the hydrogen ions to form organic compounds ... (including) formic acid ... (,) methanol and formaldehyde ...  or methane";

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