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Hydrocarbonaceous material upgrading method

United States Patent

June 2, 2015
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A hydrocarbonaceous material upgrading method may involve a novel combination of heating, vaporizing and chemically reacting hydrocarbonaceous feedstock that is substantially unpumpable at pipeline conditions, and condensation of vapors yielded thereby, in order to upgrade that feedstock to a hydrocarbonaceous material condensate that meets crude oil pipeline specification.
Brecher; Lee E. (Laramie, WY), Mones; Charles G. (Cheyenne, WY), Guffey; Frank D. (Laramie, WY)
The University of Wyoming Research Corporation (Laramie, WY)
13/ 154,277
June 6, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with federal government support under Cooperative Agreement No. USDOE contract DE-FC26-98FT40323 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The federal government may have certain rights in this invention.