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Multipass rotary shear comminution process to produce corn stover particles

United States Patent

April 14, 2015
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A process of comminution of corn stover having a grain direction to produce a mixture of corn stover, by feeding the corn stover in a direction of travel substantially randomly to the grain direction one or more times through a counter rotating pair of intermeshing arrays of cutting discs (D) arrayed axially perpendicular to the direction of corn stover travel.
Dooley; James H. (Federal Way, WA), Lanning; David N. (Federal Way, WA)
Forest Concepts, LLC (Auburn, WA)
14/ 312,312
June 23, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support by the Small Business Innovation Research program of the U.S. Department of Energy, Contract SC0002291. The government has certain rights in the invention.