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LIQUEFACTION OF CARBONACEOUS MATERIAL AND BIOMASS TO PRODUCE A SYNTHETIC FUEL

United States Patent Application

20130338411
A1
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The present invention relates to production of fuels from carbonaceous material and biomass. In some examples, the carbonaceous material is nonpetroleum fossil fuel or petroleum residuals. Various embodiments of the present invention provide a method of liquefaction of carbonaceous material and biomass. The method includes providing or obtaining a feed mixture, the mixture including carbonaceous material and biomass. The method also includes subjecting the feed mixture to liquefaction, to provide a product slurry. Various embodiments of the present invention provide a method of fuel production from carbonaceous material and biomass. The method includes separating the product slurry from the liquefaction, to give a conversion component. The method also includes processing the conversion component, to give a fuel.
Sharma, Ramesh K. (Grand Forks, ND)
13/ 526,132
June 18, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0001] This invention was made with government support under U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-0SNT43291 entitled "EERC-DOE Joint Program on Research and Development for Fossil Energy-Related Resources," Subtask 3.5 entitled "Catalytic Coal Liquefaction to Produce Transportation Fuels," Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) Fund 15159, and U.S. Department of Energy Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-0SNT43291 entitled "EERC-DOE Joint Program on Research and Development for Fossil Energy-Related Resources," Subtask 3.8 entitled "Analysis of Multiple Pathways for Converting Coal to Liquid Transportation Fuels," EERC Fund 16344. The government has certain rights in this invention.