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Closed-loop system for growth of aquatic biomass and gasification thereof

United States Patent

9,765,362
September 19, 2017
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Processes, systems, and methods for producing combustible gas from wet biomass are provided. In one aspect, for example, a process for generating a combustible gas from a wet biomass in a closed system is provided. Such a process may include growing a wet biomass in a growth chamber, moving at least a portion of the wet biomass to a reactor, heating the portion of the wet biomass under high pressure in the reactor to gasify the wet biomass into a total gas component, separating the gasified component into a liquid component, a non-combustible gas component, and a combustible gas component, and introducing the liquid component and non-combustible gas component containing carbon dioxide into the growth chamber to stimulate new wet biomass growth.
Oyler; James R. (Salt Lake City, UT)
Genifuel Corporation (Salt Lake City, UT)
14/ 135,379
December 19, 2013
GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with government support under Grant Number DE-EE0003046 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to this invention.