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Apparatus and methods for hydrocarbon extraction

United States Patent

April 26, 2016
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Systems and methods for hydrocarbon extraction from hydrocarbon-containing material. Such systems and methods relate to extracting hydrocarbon from hydrocarbon-containing material employing a non-aqueous extractant. Additionally, such systems and methods relate to recovering and reusing non-aqueous extractant employed for extracting hydrocarbon from hydrocarbon-containing material.
Bohnert; George W. (Harrisonville, MO), Verhulst; Galen G. (Kansas City, MO)
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
13/ 768,740
February 15, 2013
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS The present invention was developed with support from the U.S. government under a contract with the United States Department of Energy, Contract No. DE-ACO4-01AL66850. Accordingly, the U.S. government has certain rights in the present invention.