Air Products and Chemicals has been awarded $30 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to construct a combined cycle power-generation plant at AK Steel’s Middletown (Ohio) Works. The project will take about two years to complete. The plant will capture and process blast-furnace gas. The gas is either flared or used to make steam needed for industrial processes. The project will use the waste gas to generate more than 100 megawatts of power and save approximately 2.7 trillion Btu/year. AK Steel would receive all of the steam and electricity the plant produces to power its Middletown Works facility.