Tantech Advocates Traffic Etiquette and Supports Student Public Services

LISHUI, China, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tantech Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: TANH), ("Tantech" or the "Company"), a leading alternative energy company through the use of bamboo-based charcoal products, along with the media center of Zhejiang Provincial Public Security Department and the Transport Police of Hangzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau, held an award ceremony for the 2017 design contest to promote traffic etiquette at Qinghua Hotel, Hangzhou. The contest, participated by Hangzhou university and college students, was aimed at encouraging road civility and reducing traffic disturbance. Mrs. Zhang Yefang, managing director of Tantech, was invited to attend the ceremony and presented the trophies to the award winners.

With the theme of "Order, Life and Future," the contest advocated the new traffic idea of "Self-disciplined, Love, Comity and Civilization," and was focused on hot issues ranging from Internet-based bicycle sharing to various illegal acts against traffic laws. The awards were given in the five sectors--online popularity, public service propaganda, digital media, graphic design and organization, and 17 pieces of works produced by students from China Academy of Art, Zhejiang Police College, Zhejiang SCI-Tech University, Zhejiang Gongshang University and Zhejiang University of Media and Communications received the awards.

Zhejiang Provincial Public Security Department has since March 1 launched a campaign to promote road etiquette through year end. As one of the advocates for road etiquette, Tantech has responded warmly. The company has strengthened guidance for civilized traffic and corrected bad manners among its employees and their friends, and worked closely with the organizer to promote road etiquette. Tantech's logo, along with the campaign for civilized traffic, has entered colleges and universities, becoming a splendid landscape.

About Tantech Holdings Ltd.

Established in 2001 and headquartered in Lishui City, Zhejiang Province, China, Tantech Holdings Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops and manufactures bamboo-based charcoal products in China and internationally. It operates through three segments: Consumer Products, Trading, and Biofuel Energy. The company produces pressed and formed charcoal briquettes for use in grills, incense burners, and other applications under the Algold brand. It also offers Charcoal Doctor branded products, such as air purifiers and humidifiers, automotive accessories for air purification, underfloor humidity control, pillows and mattresses, wardrobe deodorizers, mouse pads and wrist mats, refrigerator deodorants, charcoal toilet cleaner disks, liquid charcoal cleaners, shoe insoles, and decorative charcoal gifts. In addition, the Company provides liquid byproduct consists of bamboo vinegar that is used in disinfectants, detergents, lotions, specialized soaps, toilet cleaners, and fertilizers, as well as in various agricultural applications. Further, it engages in providing bamboo carbon for use in EDLCs; the production of electric double-layer capacitor carbon products; and the industrial purchase and sale of rubber. The Company provides its products for industrial energy applications, as well as household cooking, heating, purification, agricultural, and cleaning uses. The company also exports its bamboo vinegar, bamboo charcoal purification, and EDLC carbon products. For more information about Tantech Holdings Ltd., please visit: http://www.tantech.cn/en/index.asp .

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Tantech Holdings Ltd.
Ms. Ye Ren
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