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Methanation assembly using multiple reactors

United States Patent

July 24, 2007
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A methanation assembly for use with a water supply and a gas supply containing gas to be methanated in which a reactor assembly has a plurality of methanation reactors each for methanating gas input to the assembly and a gas delivery and cooling assembly adapted to deliver gas from the gas supply to each of said methanation reactors and to combine water from the water supply with the output of each methanation reactor being conveyed to a next methanation reactor and carry the mixture to such next methanation reactor.
Jahnke; Fred C. (Rye, NY), Parab; Sanjay C. (West Hartford, CT)
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Danbury, CT)
10/ 818,680
April 6, 2004
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract DOE Contract No.: DE-FC21-95MC31262/Subcontract No. 2000-01 with Kentucky Pioneer Energy, LLC. The Government has certain rights in the invention.