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8696935 Process for reforming hydrocarbons  
The invention relates to a process for the production of synthesis gas from a hydrocarbon feedstock, wherein the entire hydrocarbon feed is passed through a radiant furnace, heat exchanger reformer...
8696775 Conversion of C—O—H compounds into hydrogen for power or heat generation  
Methods are disclosed for generating electrical power from a compound comprising carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. Water is combined with the compound to produce a wet form of the compound. The wet...
8696772 Steam reforming fuel processor, burner assembly, and methods of operating the same  
Systems and methods for producing hydrogen gas with a fuel processing system that includes a hydrogen-producing region that produces hydrogen gas from a feed stream and a heating assembly that...
8696771 Compact integrated combustion reactors, systems and methods of conducting integrated combustion reactions  
A compact integrated combustion reactor is described. In a preferred embodiment, the combustion catalyst is disposed in a staggered configuration such that the hot spot in an adjacent endothermic...
8690974 Hydrogen generators  
A pyrolytic hydrogen generator comprising a pressure vessel containing a plurality of cardboard receptacles for the thermally decomposable hydrogen generating material and an associated ignition...
8691115 System and method for controlling char in biomass reactors  
A system and process for modulating the carbon content of ash produced by a biomass gasification process, for example, to selected levels chosen by an operator, through the controlled injection of...
8690977 Garbage in power out (GIPO) thermal conversion process  
A system for gasifying a carbonaceous feedstock, such as municipal waste, to generate power includes a devolatilization reactor that creates char from the feedstock and a gasifier that creates a...
8685121 Combined gasification and vitrification system  
An optimized gasification/vitrification processing system having a gasification unit which converts organic materials to a hydrogen rich gas and ash in communication with a joule heated...
8679450 Process to prepare a hydrogen rich gas mixture  
Process to prepare a hydrogen rich gas mixture from a halogen containing gas mixture comprising hydrogen and at least 50 vol. % carbon monoxide, on a dry basis, by contacting the halogen containing...
8679439 Process for producing ammonia from biomass  
This invention provides a process for making ammonia from biomass. The biomass may be first reacted with oxygen and steam to generate a biosyngas comprising hydrogen (H2) and carbon monoxide (CO)...
8680163 System and method for providing an integrated reactor  
A system and method for providing an integrated indirectly fired reactor and steam generator are disclosed. According to one embodiment, the reactor comprises an indirect heating zone heating water...
8673220 Reactors for conducting thermochemical processes with solar heat input, and associated systems and methods  
Reactors for conducting thermochemical processes with solar heat input, and associated systems and methods. A representative system includes a reactor having a reaction zone, a reactant source...
8673036 Quench chamber assembly for a gasifier  
A gasifier includes a combustion chamber in which a fuel is burned to produce a syngas and a particulated solid residue. A quench chamber having a liquid coolant is disposed downstream of the...
8673035 Solar-thermal reaction processing  
In an embodiment, a method of conducting a high temperature chemical reaction that produces hydrogen or synthesis gas is described. The high temperature chemical reaction is conducted in a reactor...
8673181 Systems and methods for starting up a gasifier  
Systems and methods for starting a gasifier are provided. In the method, a heated start-up medium can be fed to a gasifier operating at a first temperature. Heat can be transferred from the heated...
8668753 Two stage process for converting biomass to syngas  
A two stage conversion process for converting biomass to a syngas, wherein the first stage is a gasification stage and the second stage is a combustion stage.
8652224 Hydrogen generator, fuel cell system and their operating methods  
A hydrogen generator (4) includes: a reformer (5) which is supplied with a raw material to generate a hydrogen-containing gas through a reforming reaction; a first gas supplying unit (1) which...
8647403 Methods and systems of reducing viscosity of gasification system slag  
Methods and systems for gasifier fines recycling system are provided. The system includes a gasifier slag removal system configured to separate first fines from a particulate slag removed from a...
8647401 Steam reformation system  
A gasification system and method for converting organic materials into a usable syngas are provided. The gasification system includes a kiln for receiving a feedstock; a means for heating the kiln;...
8641789 Reformer reactor and method for converting hydrocarbon fuels into hydrogen rich gas  
A reformer reactor is provided for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen rich gas by auto-thermal reaction process. The reformer reactor has a preferably cylindrically shaped, double wall...
8632615 Method and system for producing synthetic gas from biomass by high temperature gasification  
The invention relates to a method and a system for producing synthetic gas from biomass by high temperature gasification, including: feeding raw material, carbonizing, pulverizing the charcoal, and...
8632614 Autothermal method for the continuous gasification of carbon-rich substances  
The invention relates to an autothermic method for the continuous gasification of substances (14) rich in carbon in a vertical processing chamber (100) having a calcination zone (C) and an...
8630738 Reformer and control method therefor  
A reformer having improved performance and stability and a reformer control method, the reformer including a reforming reaction unit, a first sensor, a heat source unit, a second sensor, and a flow...
8617271 Method of retrofitting a coal gasifier  
A coal gasifier is retrofitted to achieve multiple advantages such as reduced oxygen consumption, reduced CO2 and NOx emissions, better H:C ratio, better carbon conversion etc. This is achieved by...
8617266 Hydrogen generating apparatus using steam reforming reaction  
Disclosed herein is a hydrogen generating apparatus for producing hydrogen from a hydrocarbon feed through a steam reforming reaction, in which a pressure drop device is installed between a feed...
8617268 Process and equipment for producing synthesis gas from biomass  
An equipment for carrying out a process for producing synthesis gas (S) from biomass, includes a storage unit (1) for biomass and means (3; 5, 6) to carry out pyrolysis and combustion of the...
8617265 Hydrogen generation apparatus incorporating a staged catalyst and method for using same  
A method and apparatus for generation of hydrogen. The apparatus includes a hydrogen reactor chamber (99) and a plurality of catalysts within the chamber (99) forming distinct zones or portions...
8617270 Systems and methods for improving ammonia synthesis efficiency  
Systems and methods for producing syngas are provided. In at least one specific embodiment, a hydrocarbon can be reformed in the presence of steam and one or more first catalysts in a first...
8617267 Reformer with high durability  
A reformer having high durability and including a heating unit and a reforming unit. The heating unit has a hollow cylindrical shape or polygonal shape and a first combustor and a second combustor...
8613783 Process and plant for refining raw materials containing organic constituents  
A process for refining raw materials containing oil and/or bitumen includes supplying water and the raw materials to an expulsion stage and/or an expulsion stage and a downstream gasification stage...
8608814 Systems and methods for reliable feedstock delivery at variable delivery rates  
Hydrogen-producing fuel processing assemblies and methods for delivering feedstock to a hydrogen-producing region of a hydrogen-producing fuel processing assembly. In some embodiments, the fuel...
8603205 Droplet impingement chemical reactors and methods of processing fuel  
Fuel processors, methods of using fuel processors, and the like, are disclosed.
8597386 Method and system for continuously pumping a solid material and method and system for hydrogen formation  
A method of continuously providing a pressurized slurry of a solid material and liquid carbon dioxide is disclosed. The method comprises mixing particles of the solid material and particles of...
8591610 System and method for dual fluidized bed gasification  
A system, for production of high-quality syngas, comprising a first dual fluidized bed loop having a fluid bed conditioner operable to produce high quality syngas comprising a first percentage of...
8591608 Gasifier ash processing subsystem  
A gasifier includes a combustion zone where a gas is introduced and fuel is combusted and at least one sensor for measuring a predetermined condition in the gasifier. A grate subsystem contains the...
8585789 Methods for gasification of carbonaceous materials  
The present disclosure is generally directed to process of gasification of carbonaceous materials to produce synthesis gas or syngas. The present disclosure provides improved methods of...
8580151 Flux addition as a filter conditioner  
Improvements in a gasification system and process for gasifying carbonaceous feedstock with improved energy efficiency. Improved methods and systems for more efficient removal of particulates from...
8574329 Method of operating a gasifier  
A method of operating a gasifier is provided that envisions dividing the gasifier into multiple zones. A high-calorific-value feedstock with an oxidant is injected in the first zone. The gasifier...
8574325 System and method for processing material to generate syngas  
The present invention is directed to system and method for processing material to generate syngas. A reactor chamber is implemented with a plurality of electrodes that can generate an arc within...
8577503 Apparatus for treating fuel and method of starting the same  
A fuel processing apparatus includes a reformer, raw material supply section, moisture supply section, heating section, reforming temperature detection section, shift converter, shift temperature...
8574460 Processing of biomass-derived oxygenates with particles comprising a coke deposit  
A method is disclosed for producing a mixture of CO and H2 (syn-gas). The method comprises contacting particles containing a coke deposit with oxygenated molecules derived from biomass. In a...
8574328 Oxygen removal  
A process for reducing free oxygen in a gaseous nitrogen stream comprises the steps of (i) reforming a hydrocarbon to generate a gas mixture containing hydrogen and carbon oxides,(ii) mixing the...
8574326 Method and apparatus for automated, modular, biomass power generation  
Method and apparatus for generating a low tar, renewable fuel gas from biomass and using it in other energy conversion devices, many of which were designed for use with gaseous and liquid fossil...
8567180 Reformer unit  
A diesel engine having an inlet side and an outlet side provided with at least one inlet valve and one outlet valve per cylinder, comprises a reformer catalyst unit comprising a catalyst located...
8568494 Fuel processor for a fuel cell arrangement  
A fuel processor (10) comprises a desulphurization reactor (12), a catalytic partial oxidation reactor (14), a combustor (16) and a pre-reformer (18), means (20) to supply a hydrocarbon fuel to the...
8568496 Gas generator for gasifying solid granular fuels by applying pressure  
In a gas generator for gasifying solid granular fuels to obtain combustible gaseous compounds for producing synthesis gas or H2-suitable raw gas, a fluidized bed formed of the fuels moves through a...
8562701 Gasification apparatus and method for generating syngas from gasifiable feedstock material  
The present invention relates to a gasification apparatus for generating syngas from gasifiable feedstock material, said apparatus comprising a vessel having a feedstock inlet, an inlet for a...
8562933 Hot solids process selectively operable based on its primary purpose  
A hot solids process selectively operable for purposes of generating at least one predetermined output based on what the specific nature of the primary purpose of the hot solids process is for...
8557458 Method for generating a gas which may be used for startup and shutdown of a fuel cell  
The present invention provides a method for generating a gas that may be used for startup and shutdown of a fuel cell. In a non-limiting embodiment, the method may include generating a...
8550018 Stirring control method and stirring control device for a combustion apparatus  
A stirring control method is adapted for a combustion apparatus which includes a furnace for burning fuel material, and a stirring member rotatably disposed in the furnace for stirring the fuel...