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CARBOTHERMAL REDUCTION REACTOR SYSTEM, COMPONENTS THEREOF, AND METHODS OF USING SAME

United States Patent Application

20160208362
A1
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Methods, systems, and components suitable for carbothermal reduction processes are disclosed. Exemplary systems include a reactor, such as hybrid solarthermal-electric reactor, a solar thermal reactor, an electric reactor, or a reactor heated by gas combustion, a pellet source, a gas reactant source, and a vacuum source. The reactor can operate as a moving bed or pseudo moving bed reactor.
Weimer, Alan W. (Niwot, CO), Palumbo, Aaron (Westminster, CO)
14/ 915,573
August 28, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under grant number DE-AR0000404 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.