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Title: Method for wet torrefaction of a biomass

Abstract

A process for increasing the energy density of a biomass, which includes establishing a temperature and pressure within a reaction chamber that includes water and is at or above a desired reaction condition wherein the desired reaction condition is sufficient to increase the energy density of a reacted biomass; introducing a biomass into the reaction chamber such that the desired reaction condition is maintained or equilibrates thereto; and subjecting the biomass to the desired reaction condition for an amount of time effective to increase the energy density of the reacted biomass relative to the biomass prior to reaction.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568709
Patent Number(s):
10377954
Application Number:
13/223,562
Assignee:
Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, on behalf of the University of Nevada, Reno (Reno, NV)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10G - CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10J - PRODUCTION OF PRODUCER GAS, WATER-GAS, SYNTHESIS GAS FROM SOLID CARBONACEOUS MATERIAL, OR MIXTURES CONTAINING THESE GASES
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0000272
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/01/2011
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS

Citation Formats

Coronella, Charles J., Yan, Wei, Reza, Mohammad Toufiqur, and Vasquez, Victor R.. Method for wet torrefaction of a biomass. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Coronella, Charles J., Yan, Wei, Reza, Mohammad Toufiqur, & Vasquez, Victor R.. Method for wet torrefaction of a biomass. United States.
Coronella, Charles J., Yan, Wei, Reza, Mohammad Toufiqur, and Vasquez, Victor R.. Tue . "Method for wet torrefaction of a biomass". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568709.
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