A two-year-old program to convert a waste product into a saleable item has garnered Algoma Steel a global award for its slag granulating process. The Sault Ste. Marie steelmaker's process eats up about 92 per cent of its daily 1,500-ton load of slag. BetzDearborn, an international supplier of chemical and engineering programs for water treatment and industrial process systems, together with St. Lawrence Cement and Algoma, finetuned the process that granulates slag to create a product used as an additive to concrete. The company received the Return on Environment Partnership Award in March.