Coal Combustion
Partnership (C2P2)
Through the C2P2 program, EPA works with federal
and state governments and industry organizations to
address legal, institutional, economic, market,
informational, and other barriers to the beneficial use
of CCPs. Specifically, C2P2 aims for the following

  • Reduce adverse effects on air and land by
   increasing the use of coal combustion products to
   50 percent in 2011 from 32 percent in 2001.

  • Increase the use of CCPs as a supplementary
   cementitious material (SCM) in concrete by 50
   percent,  from 12.4 million tons in 2001  to 18.6
   million tons in 2011, thereby decreasing green-
   house gas emissions from avoided cement manu-
   facturing by approximately 5 million tons.

The C2P2 program aims to accomplish these goals by
working with C2P2 Partners, supporting research and
technical assistance activities, and conducting
outreach and education.

C2P2 Partners

Like  EPA's WasteWise Program, C2P2 promotes and
recognizes participants for their voluntary efforts. By
joining the C2P2 program, organizations agree to work
to increase the beneficial use of CCPs, and in return
are eligible for awards recognizing their activities and
achievements,  such as documented increases in
CCP use and success stories in CCP promotion and

Note: C2P2 Program Registration Forms can be obtained
from the C2P2 Web site, EPA, ACAA, or USWAG.
Research & Technical Assistance

  • C2P2 Web site with comprehensive information
    on the C2P2 program and a wide variety of
    resources (located at:

  • Case studies demonstrating how CCPs have
    successfully been used and identifying barriers to
    CCP utilization.

  • Fly Ash Facts for Highway Engineers booklet
    prepared in collaboration with the FHWA and

  • Using Coal Ash in Highway Construction
    booklet outlining the benefits and impacts of
    using CCPs in highway applications.

  • Building Resources Web page providing guid-
    ance on the use of CCPs in building construction
    applications and the associated environmental
    effects and benefits.

  • State reviews of CCP utilization practices in
    Florida, Texas, and Pennsylvania. A summary
    report  is planned for late 2007.

  • Construction Initiative with DOE, FHWA, states,
    trade associations, and other parties to facilitate
    the beneficial use of industrial byproducts in  large
    construction projects.

  • Green Highways Inititative with FHWA and
    other stakeholders to help enhance stewardship
    and sustainability in transportation planning,
    design, construction and maintenance.

Education & Outreach

One of the most important functions of C2P2 is to
support educational and technical outreach about the
safe and beneficial use of CCPs. This outreach may be
in the form of workshops, conferences, public
appearances,  conference calls, networking, and other
means of information sharing, and often combines
information from FHWA, EPA, DOE,  ACAA, USDA and
other sources  to provide a comprehensive look at the
beneficial use  of CCPs. Information on upcoming
events and activities are available on the C2P2 Web site.
                                       This project is part of EPA's Resource Conservation Challenge
                                        For more information about the C2P2 program, visit the C2P2 Web
                                        site at http: //, or contact C2P2 Coordinator,
                                        John Sager, at
                                      Fly ash cement was used to construct the
                                      external walls and foundation of the Ronald
                                      Reagan Building in Washington, DC—home
                                      of EPA's national headquarters.