A U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory focused on America’s energy challenges. Ramaco and NETL have a cooperative research and development agreement focused on coal-to-products. This agreement allows allows Lab researchers to access to coal-based manufacturing and 3D-printing facilities being developed by Ramaco Carbon, and to work together on specific projects that use coal as a manufacturing feedstock for high-value products. In addition to its lead research site in Pittsburgh, the organization also has sites in Oregon and West Virginia.
Oak Ridge, TN
ORNL is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research across a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines. It is leading a major initiative to develop disruptive technologies for producing low-cost carbon fibers using production and testing that go from lab scale to pre-commercial working with only a few grams (single filament) to several tons. ORNL and Ramaco Carbon are participants in a DOE grant focused on lowering the cost of carbon fiber, and have a memorandum of understanding focused on coal-to-product initiatives.
Silicon Valley, CA
Western Research Institute has a long history of research and technology development relating to hydrocarbon natural resources. The organization’s patented WRITECoal™ process technology produces a clean carbon feedstock by removing heavy metals and extracting water cleanly for use at the iPark facility. Ramaco Carbon has worked closely with WRI for the past five years. Additionally, WRI is lead product manager for a DOE grant focused on reducing the price of carbon fiber, of which Ramaco Carbon is a participant.
A non-profit organization conducting advanced engineering research in materials, systems development, and environment and energy research. Southern Research has been responsible for a range of innovations in engineering and advanced materials, and has worked on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, major aerospace firms, utility companies, and other private and government organizations. Southern Research and Ramaco Carbon are participants in a DOE grant focused on lowering the cost of carbon fiber.