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Title: Methods and systems for biological coal-to-biofuels and bioproducts

Abstract

Methods and systems for the biological conversion of pretreated or solubilized coal or waste coal into biofuels. Coal (10) may be pretreated perhaps in a pretreatment reactor (13). Pretreated coal or even solubilized coal may be introduced into a processing reactor such as a bioreactor (16) containing a plurality of microorganisms (9) such as oleaginous microorganisms which can convert at least some of the pretreated or solubilized coal into lipids (19) or biomass (18), which then may be used directly or as a precursor for various products such as biofuels, feedstock, or the like.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1632541
Patent Number(s):
10557155
Application Number:
14/776,272
Assignee:
The University of Wyoming Research Corporation (Laramie, WY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12P - FERMENTATION OR ENZYME-USING PROCESSES TO SYNTHESISE A DESIRED CHEMICAL COMPOUND OR COMPOSITION OR TO SEPARATE OPTICAL ISOMERS FROM A RACEMIC MIXTURE {
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10L - FUELS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-08NT43293
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 03/14/2014
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Wawrousek, Karen E., Richards, Patrick, and Bland, Alan E. Methods and systems for biological coal-to-biofuels and bioproducts. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Wawrousek, Karen E., Richards, Patrick, & Bland, Alan E. Methods and systems for biological coal-to-biofuels and bioproducts. United States.
Wawrousek, Karen E., Richards, Patrick, and Bland, Alan E. Tue . "Methods and systems for biological coal-to-biofuels and bioproducts". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1632541.
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