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Title: Microorganism mediated liquid fuels

Abstract

Herein disclosed is a method for producing liquid hydrocarbon product, the method comprising disintegrating a hydrocarbon source; pretreating the disintegrated hydrocarbon source; solubilizing the disintegrated hydrocarbon source to form a slurry comprising a reactant molecule of the hydrocarbon source; admixing a biochemical liquor into the slurry, wherein the biochemical liquor comprises at least one conversion enzyme configured to facilitate bond selective photo-fragmentation of said reactant molecule of the hydrocarbon source, to form liquid hydrocarbons via enzyme assisted bond selective photo-fragmentation, wherein said conversion enzyme comprises reactive sites configured to restrict said reactant molecule such that photo-fragmentation favorably targets a preselected internal bond of said reactant molecule; separating the liquid hydrocarbons from the slurry, wherein contaminants remain in the slurry; and enriching the liquid hydrocarbons to form a liquid hydrocarbon product. Various aspects of such method/process are also discussed.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Somerset Coal International, Vandergrift, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1429854
Patent Number(s):
9920253
Application Number:
14/133,449
Assignee:
Somerset Coal International (Vandergrift, PA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10G - CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS
DOE Contract Number:  
FE0001259
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Dec 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS

Citation Formats

Troiano, Richard. Microorganism mediated liquid fuels. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Troiano, Richard. Microorganism mediated liquid fuels. United States.
Troiano, Richard. Tue . "Microorganism mediated liquid fuels". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1429854.
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