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High temperature electrolysis for syngas production

United States Patent

May 31, 2011
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Syngas components hydrogen and carbon monoxide may be formed by the decomposition of carbon dioxide and water or steam by a solid-oxide electrolysis cell to form carbon monoxide and hydrogen, a portion of which may be reacted with carbon dioxide to form carbon monoxide. One or more of the components for the process, such as steam, energy, or electricity, may be provided using a nuclear power source.
Stoots; Carl M. (Idaho Falls, ID), O'Brien; James E. (Idaho Falls, ID), Herring; James Stephen (Idaho Falls, ID), Lessing; Paul A. (Idaho Falls, ID), Hawkes; Grant L. (Sugar City, ID), Hartvigsen; Joseph J. (Kaysville, UT)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
11/ 461,337
July 31, 2006
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.