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Methods of making carbon fiber from asphaltenes

United States Patent

9,580,839
February 28, 2017
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Making carbon fiber from asphaltenes obtained through heavy oil upgrading. In more detail, carbon fiber is made from asphaltenes obtained from heavy oil feedstocks undergoing upgrading in a continuous coking reactor.
Bohnert; George (Harrisonville, MO), Bowen, III; Daniel E. (Olathe, KS)
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
13/ 727,249
December 26, 2012
GOVERNMENT FUNDING 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-NA0000622. Accordingly, the U.S. government has certain rights in the present invention.