Ramaco Carbon partners with National Energy Technology Laboratory
June 7, 2018 The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is launching a valuable partnership with Ramaco Carbon to collaborate on innovative projects that use coal to manufacture high-value products. The agreement will enhance NETL’s materials engineering and manufacturing capabilities by allowing its researchers access to coal-based manufacturing and 3D-printing facilities being developed by Ramaco Carbon near Sheridan, Wyoming. Once construction is completed, Ramaco Carbon will operate the world’s only fully integrated carbon resource-based research, development and production facility. Read the release here.
What’s next for coal?
June 3, 2018 Kingsport Times-News: You’ve heard of Silicon Valley. How about coal having its own Carbon Valley? That was one of the forward-looking ideas promoted at the recent Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance/Southern States Energy Board 39th annual conference and expo held at the MeadowView Marriott. Charles Atkins, RAMACO Carbon Director of Research and Development, had a “Coal to Products” presentation, noting that while past eras had enjoyed monikers like the “bronze age” and the “iron age,” it is now time for a “carbon age.” Read the article here.
Ramaco Carbon presents at National Coal Council annual meeting
April 12, 2018 Ramaco Carbon CEO Randall Atkins presented at the National Coal Council’s annual gathering this month in Washington D.C. His keynote presentation on “Coal to Products…A Carbon Valley for Coal”, discussed coal’s far-reaching potential use as a precursor for making a range of advanced materials and products. Atkins was also initiated as a new member of the National Coal Council at this meeting. The Council is a federal advisory committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, providing advice on the direction of the coal industry, as well as the scientific, financial, and engineering aspects of coal. Read the presentation’s outline here.
Ramaco Carbon CEO Randall Atkins responds to zoning approval, thanks Sheridan community
March 6, 2018 “We humbly extend our sincere thanks to the Sheridan community. We are grateful for today’s zoning approval, and thank the County Planning Staff, the County Commissioners, and all those who voiced support for bringing a world-class research technology center to Sheridan County. We look forward to rapidly moving ahead with iPark and iCam as positive additions to the community and to Wyoming overall.” Read the rest of the statement here.
Coal project near Sheridan gains first green light
March 6, 2018 Wyoming Business Report: The Ramaco Carbon project outside of Sheridan obtained authorization to rezone about 114 acres of its privately-owned lands near the Kleenbrn Recreation Area from “agricultural” to “light industrial.” The Sheridan County Comprehensive Zoning and Planning Map shows the area was designated in 2008-2009 to be used for “Future Industry.” Read the article here.
Ramaco Carbon releases new video
March 2, 2018 In a video detailing the innovation behind its Sheridan project, Ramaco CEO Randy Atkins explains his vision for the iCam and iPark facilities. Watch below:
Local ranch owner expresses support for Ramaco’s proposed rezone
February 20, 2018 Sheridan Press: “My family and I live on our family ranch in the Tongue River Valley near the proposed Ramaco building site. After careful research, I support Ramaco’s pending light industrial rezone request for its property near the Acme I-90 Interchange. I encourage the Sheridan County Commissioners to approve Ramaco’s rezoning request.” Read the full letter to the editor here.
Planning commissioners recommend approving Ramaco proposal
February 2, 2018 Sheridan Press: In a four-to-one vote, Sheridan County Planning and Zoning commissioners voted to recommend that county commissioners approve a request from Ramaco Wyoming Coal Co. to rezone a property near Acme. Read the article here.
Ramaco seeks to rezone property for research, manufacturing
January 30, 2018 Sheridan Press: “Sheridan County needs to grow and diversify its tax base and an ideal way to do that is with the addition of privately funded light manufacturing and technology oriented jobs that pay well and attract skilled (workers) and their families to this area,” the letter of intent from Ramaco’s attorney Anthony T. Wendtland states. Read the article here.
Ramaco Carbon announces production agreement
November 8, 2017 Sheridan Press: Ramaco Carbon announced a production partnership agreement with Carbon, a Silicon Valley-based 3-D manufacturing company. Under the agreement, Ramaco Carbon will produce a variety of products and component parts for third parties using Carbon’s 3-D printers. These components will be manufactured at Ramaco’s Wyoming iPark industrial facility outside of Sheridan. Read the article here.
Coal seeks new life as carbon fiber for submarines
September 13, 2017 Bloomberg: Ramaco has partnered with researchers including Oak Ridge and MIT to develop and market new products from Wyoming’s coal. “The research, of course, will benefit all,” CEO Randy Atkins said. “And we hope there will be intellectual property created. Coal is too valuable to burn.” Read the article here.
A new coal mine may open in Wyoming, but not for electricity
June 30, 2017 Inside Energy: For every other coal company in the Powder River Basin, the mine is where the business starts and ends — selling coal for electricity. But not for the proposed Brook Mine. The company behind the proposed Brook Mine, Ramaco, has a plan to use the coal not for electricity, but to turn it into products. Read the article here.
Ramaco Carbon plans research, manufacturing facility for coal products
February 27, 2017 Sheridan Press: Ramaco Carbon LLC officials recently announced plans to build research and manufacturing facilities in Sheridan County that will turn the coal into products like carbon fiber for the automobile industry and create thousands of jobs. The Brook Mine, located on 14,500 acres of private and state-owned land between Sheridan and Ranchester, will serve as the nucleus of a “coal to products” technology company and manufacturer of high-value industrial products. Read the article here.