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NATIONAL MEDIA PROFILES RAMACO CARBON, VISION FOR A 'CARBON VALLEY'

Axios: The influential DC-based publication writes that Ramaco Carbon “represents the leading edge of what could be a new, high-value market for coal after decades of being America’s cheapest power source.” Read the profile.

Bloomberg: The financial news organization highlights coal-to-products research efforts of Ramaco Carbon partners, and notes the company has “partnered with researchers including Oak Ridge and MIT to develop and market new products from Wyoming’s coal” and “is building a research center and industrial facility on the region’s windswept plains.” Read the profile.

RAMACO SUBMITS REVISED MINE APPLICATION

October 19, 2018

Carbon tech company Ramaco Carbon submitted a revised permit application for the Brook Mine, on mineral reserves and land it owns and controls in Sheridan County. The application revises and improves the requested permit with comprehensive environmental and quality of life protections.

“This revised application exceeds not only what’s required under state law, but federal regulations as well,” said Jeff Barron, a project manager with WWC Engineering who led work on the revisions submitted Friday to Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality.

Read coverage: Sheridan Press, Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming Public Media

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COUNTY APPROVES ICAM RESEARCH CENTER FOR CONSTRUCTION

October 12, 2018

Wyoming carbon tech company Ramaco Carbon announced today that construction of the first phase of its campus, named iCAM (Carbon Advanced Materials), has been green-lighted by county officials. Site work is scheduled to begin immediately.

Once built, the iCAM research center will host researchers from national laboratories, universities, private research groups and strategic manufacturing organizations. Groups will conduct applied research and development with one goal: to use the carbon found in coal to create advanced carbon-based manufactured products.

Read coverage: Sheridan Press, Sheridan Media, Buckrail

RAMACO 3D OPENS FOR BUSINESS

September 25, 2018

With three 3-D printers onsite at a facility on Val Vista in Sheridan, Ramaco Carbon is up and running, turning out creations ranging from a model of the Eiffel Tower to breakaway hondos and prototype resin chips.

At a trade show Ramaco representatives attended recently in Chicago, speakers predicted that within the next few years, 75 percent of manufactured goods under a certain size will probably be made through 3-D printing.

Read coverage: Sheridan Media

COUNTY APPROVES ICAM RESEARCH CENTER FOR CONSTRUCTION

October 12, 2018

Wyoming carbon tech company Ramaco Carbon announced today that construction of the first phase of its campus, named iCAM (Carbon Advanced Materials), has been green-lighted by county officials. Site work is scheduled to begin immediately.

Once built, the iCAM research center will host researchers from national laboratories, universities, private research groups and strategic manufacturing organizations. Groups will conduct applied research and development with one goal: to use the carbon found in coal to create advanced carbon-based manufactured products.

Read coverage: Sheridan Press, Sheridan Media, Buckrail

RAMACO 3D OPENS FOR BUSINESS

September 25, 2018

With three 3-D printers onsite at a facility on Val Vista in Sheridan, Ramaco Carbon is up and running, turning out creations ranging from a model of the Eiffel Tower to breakaway hondos and prototype resin chips.

At a trade show Ramaco representatives attended recently in Chicago, speakers predicted that within the next few years, 75 percent of manufactured goods under a certain size will probably be made through 3-D printing.

Read coverage: Sheridan Media

TEAM RAMACO WINS CHARITY FLY FISHING COMPETITION

September 21, 2018

Local youth angler Brayden Brastrup, his adult angler partner Ken Woodring, and guide Sean Santa took home first prize for the Ramaco Carbon team in Joey’s Fall Fly, a charity fly-fishing tournament held in the Big Horn Mountains.

The annual competition is organized by Joey’s Foundation, a Sheridan-based nonprofit that pairs young people with mentors and introduces them to fishing and the outdoors.

Read coverage: Sheridan Media

REPORT: CARBON TECH COULD SUPPORT 2600 JOBS IN WYOMING

August 13, 2018

Using coal to make graphene, carbon fiber and other products could support 2,600 Wyoming jobs annually, according to a new report from the American Jobs Project. The U.C. Berkeley-based group is a nonpartisan think tank studying job potential in energy transition.

Randall Atkins, CEO of Ramaco Carbon, said the potential to create a carbon valley reminiscent of California’s Silicon Valley is locked in Wyoming’s black rock.

Read coverage: Casper Star-Tribune

RAMACO FORMS UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL LABORATORY

June 7, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has joined forces with Wyoming-based Ramaco Carbon to develop what could become a new coal-based feed stock for valuable consumer products.

The organizations have signed a umbrella cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA), allowing them to work together on specific projects. Although the exact individual research projects under this CRADA have yet to be determined, the ultimate goal is making advanced carbon materials from coal rather than finding ways to use it as power. Notable among these is carbon fiber.

Read coverage: WV State Journal

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RAMACO CEO TESTIFIES BEFORE U.S. CONGRESS ON FUTURE OF COAL

July 25, 2018

Ramaco Carbon CEO Randy Atkins spoke before the the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources as part of a hearing titled “Assessing Innovative and Alternative Uses of Coal.”

Atkins said Ramaco’s aim is to use the carbon from coal to create various products. Those efforts are focused in four areas: coal to carbon fiber; coal to resins, which will be used in 3-D manufacturing; coal to building products; and coal to medical technology, which will use carbon to create medical sensors.

Atkins said, “We believe coal has a bright future … just not the way it has been historically considered. We see coal ultimately serving higher value purposes, far beyond energy production. That future is in what we call ‘coal to products.’”

Watch the appearance here.

Read coverage: S&P, Wyoming Business Report, Sheridan Press

RAMACO FORMS UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL LABORATORY

June 7, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has joined forces with Wyoming-based Ramaco Carbon to develop what could become a new coal-based feed stock for valuable consumer products.

The organizations have signed a umbrella cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA), allowing them to work together on specific projects. Although the exact individual research projects under this CRADA have yet to be determined, the ultimate goal is making advanced carbon materials from coal rather than finding ways to use it as power. Notable among these is carbon fiber.

Read coverage: WV State Journal

Read our release here

RAMACO CEO TESTIFIES BEFORE U.S. CONGRESS ON FUTURE OF COAL

July 25, 2018

Ramaco Carbon CEO Randy Atkins spoke before the the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources as part of a hearing titled “Assessing Innovative and Alternative Uses of Coal.”

Atkins said Ramaco’s aim is to use the carbon from coal to create various products. Those efforts are focused in four areas: coal to carbon fiber; coal to resins, which will be used in 3-D manufacturing; coal to building products; and coal to medical technology, which will use carbon to create medical sensors.

Atkins said, “We believe coal has a bright future … just not the way it has been historically considered. We see coal ultimately serving higher value purposes, far beyond energy production. That future is in what we call ‘coal to products.’”

Watch the appearance here.

Read coverage: S&P, Wyoming Business Report, Sheridan Press

RAMACO ORGANIZES FIRST "COAL-TO-PRODUCTS" RESEARCH CONFERENCE

July 10-13, 2018

Ramaco Carbon organized three days of meetings and exchange of ideas aimed at promoting the use of coal to create products. The event brought together scientists from around the country to talk about what they’re working on, and how their work might come into play with Ramaco Carbon’s efforts in Sheridan.

Those attending the event include representatives of facilities such as the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Kentucky, Ohio University, the University of Illinois in Chicago, Spruceworks LLC, the University of Wisconsin, the Western Research Institute, Southern Research and Terrapower.

Find more information and videos from the conference here.

Read coverage from Sheridan Media: Day One, Day Two, Day Three

RAMACO, OTHERS MOVE FORWARD WITH EXPANDED RIVER ACCESS ON KLEENBURN

August 17, 2018

Canoes, small drift boats and kayaks will soon have an easier entry point into the Tongue River north of Sheridan. Ramaco Carbon is sponsoring the construction of a new boat ramp at the Kleenburn Recreation Area.

The addition will be a permanent fixture at the publicly-accessible Kleenburn site 10 miles north of Sheridan near Acme, and was approved in mid-July by the Sheridan Board of County Commissioners.

Ramaco looked at its property along the Tongue River, talked to adjacent landowners, consulted with a hydrological engineer, applied for its Army Corps of Engineers permit and talked to the Sheridan Community Land Trust before settling on the location for the boat ramp.

Read coverage: Sheridan Press, Sheridan Media

COUNTY APPROVES REZONE OF RAMACO PROPERTY

March 6, 2018

Sheridan County commissioners voted to approve the rezone of about 114 acres of Ramaco’s privately-owned lands north of Sheridan from agricultural to industrial, allowing the company to move forward with its plan to build manufacturing and research facilities on the land.

In a statement, CEO Randy Atkins said, “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 our statement here.

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RAMACO ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION PARTNERSHIP WITH CARBON3D, INC.

November 8, 2017

Ramaco Carbon announced a production partnership agreement with Carbon, a Silicon Valley-based 3D manufacturing company. Under the agreement, Ramaco Carbon will produce a variety of products and component parts for third parties using Carbon’s 3D printers. These components will be manufactured at Ramaco’s Wyoming iPark industrial facility outside of Sheridan.

Carbon’s 3D printing works at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science. Its technology delivers a process that uses digital light projection, oxygen permeable optics and programmable liquid resins to produce parts with exceptional mechanical properties, resolution and surface finish.

Read coverage: Sheridan Press, Sheridan Media, Wyoming Business Report, 3Ders