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Processes for liquefying carbonaceous feedstocks and related compositions

United States Patent

February 28, 2017
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Methods for the conversion of lignites, subbituminous coals and other carbonaceous feedstocks into synthetic oils, including oils with properties similar to light weight sweet crude oil using a solvent derived from hydrogenating oil produced by pyrolyzing lignite are set forth herein. Such methods may be conducted, for example, under mild operating conditions with a low cost stoichiometric co-reagent and/or a disposable conversion agent.
MacDonnell; Frederick M. (Arlington, TX), Dennis; Brian H. (Arlington, TX), Billo; Richard E. (Irving, TX), Priest; John W. (Dallas, TX)
The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
14/ 776,423
January 12, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Grant No. HR0011-09-C-0108 from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Grant No. DE-FG36-08GO88170 from the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.