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GUEST COMMENTARY: Fracking is here to stay in Illinois,Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: Fracking is here to stay in Illinois,Indiana

You may hear a lot of discussion concerning a technique more-widely used in oil and natural gas production called “fracking” -- a fairly crude nickname applied to the process known as hydraulic fracturing. The process of hydraulic fracturing involves drilling a well and seeking to recover bu…

June 23, 2013 12:00 am
Purdue professor innovating coke-making process

Purdue professor innovating coke-making process

More than four years ago, Purdue University Calumet professor Robert Kramer was approached with a challenge to boost the value of Indiana coal. "Let's throw away the old molds, and let's try to do something different," Kramer said.

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Purdue professor working to innovate coke-making process

Purdue professor working to innovate coke-making process

HAMMOND | More than four years ago, Purdue University Calumet professor Robert Kramer was approached with a challenge to boost the value of Indiana coal. "Let's throw away the old molds, and let's try to do something different," Kramer said.

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