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Method and apparatus for conversion of carbonaceous materials to liquid fuel

United States Patent

December 1, 2015
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Embodiments of the invention relates to conversion of hydrocarbon material including but not limited to coal and biomass to a synthetic liquid transportation fuel. The invention includes the integration of a non-catalytic first reaction scheme, which converts carbonaceous materials into a solid product that includes char and ash and a gaseous product; a non-catalytic second reaction scheme, which converts a portion of the gaseous product from the first reaction scheme to light olefins and liquid byproducts; a traditional gas-cleanup operations; and the third reaction scheme to combine the olefins from the second reaction scheme to produce a targeted fuel like liquid transportation fuels.
Lux; Kenneth W (Newark, CA), Namazian; Mehdi (Sunnyvale, CA), Kelly; John T (Saratoga, CA)
13/ 815,766
March 15, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SPONSORED RESEARCH The embodiments of the invention described herein were reduced to practice with Government support under contract HR0011-09-C-0092 awarded by the Defense Advanced Project Agency (DARPA), contract W911-11-C-0018 awarded by the Army, and contract DE-SC0006466 awarded by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in the invention.