Ramaco CEO Testifies Before Senate Committee on Future of Coal

(Ramaco Carbon CEO Randall Atkins testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on April 22. Credit: U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources)

Randall Atkins, CEO of the Wyoming-based coal technology company Ramaco Carbon, testified before the full U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Thursday. His testimony centered on the growing field of coal-to-products, in which the carbon from coal is used to manufacture high-value products and materials, such as carbon fiber.

Randall Atkins


In his testimony, Atkins stressed the need for America to embrace its carbon resources, and use them to create new economic and competitive advantages.

Randall Atkins


Atkins talked about the carbon products and materials that they are currently pursuing.

Randall Atkins


Atkins appeared at the invitation of ranking member Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming and committee chair Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Both senators praised Ramaco’s innovative focus on coal-to-products during their opening remarks. Senator Barrasso highlighted Ramaco‚Äôs work in Sheridan,  saying there are great opportunities for coal-to-products technologies, as raw coal can be mined, treated, and refined to separate the carbon content, and then used in high tech, high value products.



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  1. according to Dun and Bradstreet Ramaco generated $65,729.00 in sales in 2021…considering the millions that have been given to Ramaco in grants and “gimmies” Ramaco seems more visionary on filing “patents” which can be sold for their own profit than it is in generating real gainful employment for job-seeking Sheridan County residents

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