Building components are durable, nontoxic, light weight, fire resistant

BLUEFIELD, WV – If you’ve ever built a masterpiece out of Legos, you know it always begins with a single block.

X-MAT® is on a mission to build its own masterpiece out of a surprising material that will revolutionize the construction industry. The company is in the process of creating a building made entirely from coal-based materials – From the structural columns to walls to roof tiles.

This dream is quickly becoming a reality with the recent development of a partial wall made up of building components created entirely from coal mixed with X-MAT®’s propriety resin. This wall represents what’s to come for the future coal building. Its coal-derived materials are extremely strong, non-toxic, fire resistant and lightweight, making them a better, safer alternative to their traditional counterparts.

“X-MAT® is coal reimagined,” said Bill Easter, Founder of X-MAT®. “Our team is turning an under-valued material into a treasure that will support sustainable living. Our research and development will result in quality, safer buildings for people and job creation for the coal and construction industries while also sequestering large amounts of CO2.”

To help achieve its goal, the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) awarded X-MAT® a $625K grant to design and plan a building made primarily out of coal-derived components. In the next phase of development X-MAT will build a larger demonstration building showcasing and integrating their building materials alongside other existing coal-to-product technologies.

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About X-MAT CCC:

Founded in 2020, X-MAT CCC is the result of the successful research and development of Coal-Derived Building Materials. We are changing the narrative on coal and from our manufacturing pilot line located in the Bluefield Commercialization Station we are excited to continue to grow this technology to greater scales of demonstration.

X-MAT® is a high-performance material that combines some of the best properties of metals (electrical conductivity), engineering plastics (lightweight) and ceramics (high operating temperature). X-MAT® technology has been utilized in partnership with NASA, Space Florida and the NETL. This game changing material has various current applications including fireproof roof tiles, lightweight space mirrors, battery electrodes and 3D printed ceramics. X-MAT® technology can be custom engineered to fit many specifications and has unlimited potential market applications. To learn more about X-MAT® capabilities and future projects, visit its website at or call (407)353-6885.