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United States Patent Application

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A process for increasing the energy density of a biomass, which includes establishing a temperature and pressure within a reaction chamber that includes water and is at or above a desired reaction condition wherein the desired reaction condition is sufficient to increase the energy density of a reacted biomass; introducing a biomass into the reaction chamber such that the desired reaction condition is maintained or equilibrates thereto; and subjecting the biomass to the desired reaction condition for an amount of time effective to increase the energy density of the reacted biomass relative to the biomass prior to reaction.
Coronella, Charles J. (Reno, NV), Yan, Wei (Memphis, TN), Reza, Mohammad Toufiqur (Reno, NV), Vasquez, Victor R. (Reno, NV)
13/ 223,562
September 1, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract/Grant No. DE-EE0000272 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.