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Creating industrial enterprises for a sustainable future

What We Do

Agri Carb Electric Corporation (ACE Corp) started with a group of businessmen, research scientists, and farmers who have been brought together by the nature of their works and an environmentally sound business plan.

The initial team chose Don Smith II to spearhead the formation of the company in 2016. Don has experience in electronics, agriculture and business and is now the CEO of this organization that has grown to include experts ranging from academic research and NGOs to the mining, cannabis, and marketing industries.

Our original goal was centered on the development of mass-produced hemp-based graphene substances to serve as a feedstock in the manufacture of advanced battery and solar panel technologies.

Over time, other opportunities have presented themselves, and Agri Carb Electric Corporation has devised a series of closed-loop operations which further enhance agricultural carbon works. This organizational and production ecosystem complements the cycles of nature, creates vertically integrated operations, and reduces waste.

This is a photograph of the first gallon of hemp seed oil to be produced in West Virginia since the growing of industrial hemp was banned nearly a century ago, and perhaps forever!

It was pressed from the very first hemp crop to ever be raised at the historic 18th century Sweet Springs Resort in Monroe County during the 2016 growing season, before the United States re-legalized the cultivation of hemp nationwide, in 2018.

Agri Carb Electric Corporation has quite a lot of firsts!

Hemp fiber has been used for thousands of years. Bast fibers are the rope type fibers. Hurd fiber is the central stalk. This photo is of a chemically decorticated crop of hemp grown at the Sweet Springs Resort. These bast fibers are a bit different. They come from the Carmagnola cultivar and instead of course ropey fibers, these are platinum blonde. They are a very fine, yet strong fiber that’s used in the finest Italian linens. An impressive and trouble-free grower, the plants ran between 13 and 15 feet tall. A fair seed producer with a higher-than-average CBD output adds to the Carmagnola’s appeal. This one photograph has driven interest in Agri Carb Electric Corporation’s fiber operations.


  • Coal mine and brownfield reclamation: Making stranded investments bankable again
  • Hemp biofuels including bioethanol, biogas, biodiesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)
  • Cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) and other therapeutic cannabinoids
  • Hemp graphene, of course
  • Hemp carbon offsets: For every ton of hemp harvested, 1.67 tons of carbon is sequestered
  • Hemp biochemicals
  • Hemp plastics and various hemp graphene composites
  • Culinary hemp seed, hemp oil, baking flour and other foods
  • Livestock and pet feeds
  • Hemp paper
  • Hemp textiles
  • Hempcrete
  • Hemp biochar
  • Hemp activated charcoal and high-BTU charcoal fuel
  • AND a few other operations that we will present in the future
Quantum dots with vivid colors stretching from violet to deep red. The color differences are achieved by using different feedstocks and processing methods. Credit: Wikimedia.
Agromining in the United States is an emerging industry that offers great promise for challenging Chinese dominance in rare earth elements (REEs). We are developing techniques for growing hemp on coal mine mountaintop removal sites, mine refuse sites, fly ash ponds and other brownfield sites. Acid mine drainage experimentation sites are growing now. Our key advantage of using hemp’s special alchemy to agromine REEs is the additional products we manufacture from the residual wastes. The national defense aspect of these operations cannot be underestimated. Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture.
A multi-walled carbon nanotube. Look where we’re going! Credit: Wikimedia.
Experts agree we are entering into a new age of graphene and diamonds and our agricultural carbons are leading the way. The technological advances in graphene are impressive. All allotropes of carbon offer a vast array of downstream products. Agri Carb Electric Corporation is on it! Credit: U.S. Department of Energy.
CEO Don Smith II has been involved with the National Biochar Initiative for a number of years. Biochar produced from hemp and bamboo offer superior performance characteristics based on their respective surface areas. Biochar is finally coming to the national interest and marketplace. This is one of our favorite subjects. All of our agricultural operations will be on biochar amendments from day one. Credit: Wikimedia.

Next Steps

The products presented here are hemp-based and in demand. There are many spin-off industries and economic multipliers involved.

Agri Carb Electric Corporation’s experimental plots and current investments have positioned company efforts favorably in the industry. Decades of expertise within our leadership team have positioned the company on the cusp of innovation towards a sustainable future.

Please contact us with your questions or to learn more about your potential role.

The 1914 $10 bill depicts hemp being harvested and later processed into finished goods. This represents the business plan of Agri Carb Electric Corporation. Credit: Smithsonian Institution.

These are exciting times but Agri Carb Electric is also still fine-tuning its processes, adding to research, and developing its own brand for success.

Some of the work is still confidential, but we welcome your inquiry and look forward to hearing from you.

Don Smith II, CEO