National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that produces technological solutions for America’s energy challenges, including developing creative innovations and efficient energy systems that make coal more competitive. It has three research sites, in Albany, Ore., Morgantown, W.Va., and Pittsburgh, Pa.
Ramaco and NETL have a cooperative research and development agreement that allows them to work together on specific projects that use coal as a manufacturing feedstock for high-value products.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) — based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee — leads a DOE initiative to develop disruptive technologies for producing low cost carbon fibers using production and test assets that go from lab scale to semi-commercial and from a few grams (single filament) to several tons.
Carbon works at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science to deliver on the promise of high speed 3D manufacturing. The company empowers its customers and partners to evolve beyond using 3D printing for basic prototyping to producing at scale by revolutionizing how they design, engineer, make and deliver their products.
Western Research Institute (WRI) from Laramie, Wyoming brings a long history of research and technology development for beneficial use of hydrocarbon natural resources to assist Ramaco in converting coal to state-of-the art materials and high-value products. WRI’s patented WRITECoalTM process technology produces a very clean carbon feedstock by removing heavy metals and extracting water cleanly for use at the iPark.
Southern Research (SR) is a non-profit research organization that conducts advanced engineering research in materials, systems development, and environment and energy research. It is headquartered in Birmingham, AL, with additional facilities and teams throughout the Southeast.
Southern Research is part of the consortium led by WRI on a Department of Energy (DOE) – Vehicle Technology Office (VTO) funded study to produce carbon fibers from altenate feed sources.