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Formate-assisted pyrolysis

United States Patent

March 17, 2015
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The present invention provides, among other thing, methods for creating significantly deoxygenated bio-oils form biomass including the steps of providing a feedstock, associating the feedstock with an alkali formate to form a treated feedstock, dewatering the treated feedstock, heating the dewatered treated feedstock to form a vapor product, and condensing the vapor product to form a pyrolysis oil, wherein the pyrolysis oil contains less than 30% oxygen by weight.
DeSisto; William Joseph (Orono, ME), Wheeler; Marshall Clayton (Orono, ME), van Heiningen; Adriaan R. P. (Orono, ME)
University of Maine System Board of Trustees (Bangor, MD)
13/ 734,077
January 4, 2013
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-07ER46373 awarded by the Department of Energy, Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research in the Office of Basic Energy Sciences. The Federal Government has certain rights in the invention.