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Title: Method for producing bio-fuel that integrates heat from carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions to drive biomass gasification reactions

Abstract

A low-temperature catalytic process for converting biomass (preferably glycerol recovered from the fabrication of bio-diesel) to synthesis gas (i.e., H.sub.2/CO gas mixture) in an endothermic gasification reaction is described. The synthesis gas is used in exothermic carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions, such as Fischer-Tropsch, methanol, or dimethylether syntheses. The heat from the exothermic carbon-carbon bond-forming reaction is integrated with the endothermic gasification reaction, thus providing an energy-efficient route for producing fuels and chemicals from renewable biomass resources.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Madison, WI
  2. Verona, WI
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Virent, Inc. (Madison, WI)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1040881
Patent Number(s):
8153698
Application Number:
12/962,747
Assignee:
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI); Virent, Inc. (Madison, WI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10G - CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-84ER13183
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS

Citation Formats

Cortright, Randy D, and Dumesic, James A. Method for producing bio-fuel that integrates heat from carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions to drive biomass gasification reactions. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Cortright, Randy D, & Dumesic, James A. Method for producing bio-fuel that integrates heat from carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions to drive biomass gasification reactions. United States.
Cortright, Randy D, and Dumesic, James A. Tue . "Method for producing bio-fuel that integrates heat from carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions to drive biomass gasification reactions". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1040881.
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