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System and process for producing fuel with a methane thermochemical cycle

United States Patent

9,212,327
December 15, 2015
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A thermochemical process and system for producing fuel are provided. The thermochemical process includes reducing an oxygenated-hydrocarbon to form an alkane and using the alkane in a reforming reaction as a reducing agent for water, a reducing agent for carbon dioxide, or a combination thereof. Another thermochemical process includes reducing a metal oxide to form a reduced metal oxide, reducing an oxygenated-hydrocarbon with the reduced metal oxide to form an alkane, and using the alkane in a reforming reaction as a reducing agent for water, a reducing agent for carbon dioxide, or a combination thereof. The system includes a reformer configured to perform a thermochemical process.
Diver; Richard B. (Albuquerque, NM)
Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (Lancaster, PA)
14/ 445,492
20150038600
July 29, 2014
STATEMENT CONCERNING FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH The present invention was made in connection with Government support under contract number DE-SC0004729 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government may have certain rights with the invention.