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System and process for biomass treatment

United States Patent

August 20, 2013
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A system including an apparatus is presented for treatment of biomass that allows successful biomass treatment at a high solids dry weight of biomass in the biomass mixture. The design of the system provides extensive distribution of a reactant by spreading the reactant over the biomass as the reactant is introduced through an injection lance, while the biomass is rotated using baffles. The apparatus system to provide extensive assimilation of the reactant into biomass using baffles to lift and drop the biomass, as well as attrition media which fall onto the biomass, to enhance the treatment process.
Dunson, Jr.; James B. (Newark, DE), Tucker, III; Melvin P. (Lakewood, CO), Elander; Richard T. (Evergreen, CO), Lyons; Robert C. (Arvada, CO)
E I du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, DE), Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC (
12/ 705,683
February 15, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with United States government support under Contract No. 04-03-CA-70224 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.