Salina to get $3.5M bulk solids research facility

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Developers are planning a new facility in Salina that will research the best ways to move bulk solids.

The $3.5 million, 17,000-square-foot research facility, will be called The Salina Bulk Solids Innovation Center. Construction is expected to begin next summer.

The Salina Journal reports (http://bit.ly/17XU4tZ ) the research will be used by industries that use and make conveyance systems for materials such as sugar, starch, minerals and chemicals.

The project is a collaboration among Kansas State University, the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, the city of Salina, a number of private companies and K-Tron Salina. It will be the only research facility of its kind in the United States.

A Kansas State official says the research could also be used someday to improve grain sciences.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, http://www.salina.com

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