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Method and Apparatus for Material Densification

United States Patent Application

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A process and apparatus for densification of material compresses the material, then heats and cools the compressed material to provide structural integrity and durability to the resultant densified product. For a lignocellulosic biomass material an inherent binder is used. The binder is activated substantially only along the periphery of the compressed material to increase throughput and reduce energy used during the densification process.
Kelly, John T. (Saratoga, CA), Chevanan, Nehru (Fremont, CA), Miller, George Raymond (Los Gatos, CA)
Altex Technologies Corporation (Sunnyvale CA)
13/ 486,840
June 1, 2012
[0001] The invention was made with Government support under DE-FG02-08ER85187 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in the invention.