Ramaco Research Facilities Could be Ready by Late Summer

Ramaco could have some of its facilities up and running by late summer. (Ramaco map)
Ramaco could have some of its facilities up and running by late summer. (Ramaco map)

Ramaco Carbon's research facilities in Sheridan County could be up and running by the latter part of the summer.

That's the best estimate of the company, according to Charlie Atkins, who's the company's director of research and development.

In a recent interview with Sheridan Media, Atkins said steel for construction could be arriving later this month.

Ramaco owns a little over 100 acres of land on both sides of Interstate 90 north of Sheridan. Atkins said construction will start on the east side of the interstate first. That will be the company's research facilities, called iCAM – short for carbon advanced materials.

Atkins said the west side is called the iPark, and that will be more of the commercial/manufacturing side of the business, where the company's 3-D printers will be located.

Ramaco Carbon currently is using carbon derived from petroleum as the basis for manufacture of products using 3-D printing. Eventually, Atkins said, the company hopes to derive the carbon from coal, which can be done more cheaply than using petroleum.

Closer view of the map.
Closer view of the map.
SheridanWyoming.com

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