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Solar thermochemical processing system and method

United States Patent

April 24, 2018
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A solar thermochemical processing system is disclosed. The system includes a first unit operation for receiving concentrated solar energy. Heat from the solar energy is used to drive the first unit operation. The first unit operation also receives a first set of reactants and produces a first set of products. A second unit operation receives the first set of products from the first unit operation and produces a second set of products. A third unit operation receives heat from the second unit operation to produce a portion of the first set of reactants.
Wegeng; Robert S. (Richland, WA), Humble; Paul H. (Kennewick, WA), Krishnan; Shankar (Wilsonville, OR), Leith; Steven D. (Albany, OR), Palo; Daniel R. (Chisolm, MN), Dagle; Robert A. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
13/ 559,127
July 26, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO1830, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.