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News and Updates about ACT and the Carbon Industry

September 20 & 21, 2022 Presentation




Presentation LINK  9/20 & 9/21

September 20, 21  Recordings


August 11, 2022

Advanced Carbon Technologies, LLC joined its allied technology provider Heyl Patterson Thermal Processing, LLC at the 2022 North American  Biochar and Bioenergy Conference held in Morgantown, WV.

Over 250 industry participants attended the three-day event filled with educational, technical, and business development sessions concerning the vital and fast-evolving biochar and bioenergy markets.


On August 9th and throughout the Conference ACT managers announced the Company's new alliance with Australia-based Green Carbon Industries. This innovative and most promising venture creates a revolutionary new and mutually beneficial biochar market. Using proprietary chemicals and other proven technologies, large amounts of biochar can serve to improve significantly the cost, the longevity. and the environmental impact of all asphalt paving systems. The net results of this proven solution are much lower-cost paving, far longer-lasting paving, and environmentally positive paving. The beneficiaries of this new alliance are biochar producers, asphalt paving companies, public and private customers, and the public and the environment in general.


ACT and GCI are in the process of forming two jointly-owned US Companies which will develop and manage this opportunity - maximizing benefits to biochar producers, asphalt industry members, and to all benefitted parties. 


Pictured below at the Conference are ACT Chairman Bill Hartman and ACT CEO and Director of Business Development Larry Amick. 












March 19, 2022

Green Startups, Flush With Cash, Face Pressure to Make Climate Advances

Investors poured $90 billion last year into companies aiming to accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels.

March 19, 2022

This Ancient Fertilizer Is a Skeleton Key for Saving Earth

Biochar has been used in agriculture for millennia, but industrial applications and a growing climate crisis mean it’s in new demand.



February 26, 2022

Is Hydrogen A Better Bridge Fuel Than Natural Gas?

Natural gas has long been touted as a key “bridge fuel” in the world’s path to net-zero.

February 20, 2022

ACT to attend 15th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo

ACT managers will attend the 15th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo 14-16 March in Jacksonville, FL.  ACT will team with its 9-year technology partner Heyl Patterson Thermal Processing at this important conference. Many of ACT's Customers and Prospective Customers will be at this show.  And, ACT Members will make presentations and will be key participants in several technical and industry sessions.


With recent successful projects, game-changing new offerings, and with proprietary innovations in advanced carbon technologies and their market applications, the 15th annual biomass conference is projected to be the most important in the industry's history. Conference details are available here:


For ACT and conference details contact Larry Amick at 919.949.4822 or

February 01, 2022

Energy Vault, Atlas Renewable and China Tianying Announce $100 Million Transaction

First gravity-based storage agreement between a U.S. and Chinese company to support China’s stated goals of Carbon Peak by 2030 and Carbon Neutrality by 2060.

January 12, 2022

Hydrostor secures $250 million from Goldman Sachs amid rising investor interest in long-duration storage

Goldman Sachs on Monday announced a $250 million investment in long-duration energy storage provider Hydrostor, the latest in a line of investments in the emerging long-duration storage market.


June 19, 2020

Biochar as Multi-Purpose Sustainable Technology

Biochar was recently included as a promising negative emissions technology (NET) in the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

January 6, 2020

Making Bio-Coal from Plant Waste to Mitigate Climate Change

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has found a way to produce bio-coal from plant waste.

November 19, 2019

All About Biochar

Recyclers of construction & demolition (C&D) material have increasingly struggled to find markets for wood. The good news, according to U.S. Biochar Initiative Director Tom Miles, is that the emergence of biochar for various applications has made recycling this feedstock more viable in some parts of the U.S.

April 10, 2019

Despite Promising Advances, Costs Keep Wood Biocoal on Backburner

At a research lab in the northwoods of Minnesota, scientists are roasting tree waste until it turns into something that looks and burns like coal — without the heavy metal pollution.

February 15, 2019

Biomass Conference & Expo 2019

Join ACT Managers at the International Biomass Conference & Expo in Savannah, GA March 18-20. For discounted passes to this important conference, contact your ACT Representative or Larry Amick (Director of Business Development) at 919.949.4822/ email:

November 7, 2018

700,000 Tons of Densified Biomass Fuel Produced

January 31, 2018

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing that U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 700,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in July, with sales reaching 570,000 tons.

Duke Energy Renews Contract with Biomass Energy Producer

Duke Energy has renewed a long-term power purchase agreement with a 50-megawatt biomass facility in North Carolina

July 24 2018

Drax Reports Progress with Unit Conversion

Good progress is being made with the fourth biomass unit conversion and a Louisiana pellet plant.

October 07, 2018

Pellet Project in Maine Awarded $200,000 REAP Grant

A proposed wood pellet plant in Maine was recently awarded a $200,000 grant through the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program.

July 12, 2017

Rice Aids in the Study of Biofuel Feedstocks

To optimize crops for biofuel production, scientists are seeking to identify genes that control key traits such as yield, resistance to disease, and water use efficiency.

May 25, 2017

U.S. Forest Service Grants Expand Wood Energy Markets

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell recently announced over $8.3 million to substantially expand and accelerate wood products and wood energy markets. Federal funds will leverage almost $37 million in matching funds from 36 business.

March 31, 2017

ACT Attends International Biomass Conference & Expo 2017

ACT Management will be attending the International Biomass Conference & Expo is being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Minneapolis Convention Center on April 10-12, 2017. BBI International expects up to 1,500 attendees and more than 180 exhibitors.

International Biomass Conference & Expo unites current and future producers of biomass-derived power, fuels and chemicals with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers.

February 27, 2017

ACT Attends ABLC 2017

ACT's Director of Project Financing Phil Richardson will be attending ABLC (Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference) in Washington , DC March 1-3, 2017.

ABLC is a connected series of 5 conferences on the most important issues in the Bioeconomy right now. These conferences-within-a-conference are: 1. The 8th Annual Advanced Fuels Summit - focused this year on Advanced Biomass Diesel and BioCrude , and Advanced Alcohols and Alternatives to gasoline. 2. The 7th annual Renewable Chemicals Summit - focused this year on Organic Acids and 1-Step to Higher Value Chemicals. 3. The 8th annual Aviation Biofuels Summit 4. The 3rd annual ABLC Feedstocks Summit 5. The 1st ABLC Gas Conversion & Markets Summit.​

Dec. 19, 2016


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