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9039795 Reforming process for synthesis gas production and related plant  
A reforming process for synthesis gas (12) production from a mixture of hydrocarbons (14) comprises a first step, or pre-reforming step, in which a process mixture 18), comprising said mixture of...
9028568 System for treating carbon dioxide  
A system includes a carbon dioxide treatment system that includes a catalyst configured to treat carbon dioxide to produce a treated carbon dioxide. The system also includes a gasifier injector...
9028571 Syngas cooler system and method of operation  
A process and system for cooling syngas provides effective syngas cooling and results in reduced levels of fouling in syngas cooling equipment. A process for cooling syngas includes blending...
9023124 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...
9023121 Solid feed systems for elevated pressure processes, gasification systems and related methods  
A solid feed system may comprise a supersonic nozzle, an isolated injection section having a port for injection of solid feedstock positioned downstream from the supersonic nozzle, and a...
9011561 Solids circulation system and method for capture and conversion of reactive solids  
A solids circulation system receives a gas stream containing char or other reacting solids from a first reactor. The solids circulation system includes a cyclone configured to receive the gas...
9011559 Scrubber assembly with guide vanes  
The present application provides a scrubber for a gasification system. The scrubber may include a column, an inlet for a flow of dirty syngas, an inlet diffuser system positioned about the inlet,...
9011813 Method and system for producing integrated hydrogen from organic matter  
A method for production of hydrogen from organic matter, includes: pyrolysis of a feed of organic matter by passing a gaseous treatment stream essentially having carbon dioxide through the organic...
9011560 Various methods and apparatuses for an ultra-high heat flux chemical reactor  
Various processes and apparatus are discussed for an ultra-high heat flux chemical reactor. A thermal receiver and the reactor tubes are aligned to 1) absorb and re-emit radiant energy, 2) highly...
9011562 Method for operating a reformer furnace and reforming plant  
A method for producing a synthesis-gas product gas and a vapor stream includes catalytic steam reforming a hydrocarbonaceous feedstock in a steam reformer. The hot synthesis-gas product gas stream...
9005322 Upgrading coal and other carbonaceous fuels using a lean fuel gas stream from a pyrolysis step  
A method and apparatus for upgrading coal and other carbonaceous fuels includes subjecting the carbonaceous fuel to a pyrolyzing process, thereby forming upgraded carbonaceous fuel and a flow of...
8999019 Process and system for gasification with in-situ tar removal  
The present invention relates to a process and system for gasifying biomass or other carbonaceous feedstocks in an indirectly heated gasifier and provides a method for the elimination of...
8999021 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...
8999022 Method and system for producing synthetic gas from biomass  
A method for producing synthetic gas from biomass by: a) grinding the biomass, feeding the biomass into a pyrolysis furnace while spraying a first superheated water vapor into the pyrolysis...
8999020 Processes for the separation of methane from a gas stream  
Processes for the catalytic conversion of a carbonaceous composition into a gas stream comprising methane are provided. In addition, the processes provide for the generation of a hydrogen-enriched...
8999017 Method and apparatus for fast pyrolysis of biomass in rotary kilns  
Described herein are systems and methods for achieving fast pyrolysis of wood and other carbonaceous solids in rotary reactors. Novel heating, feeding and condensing methods result in high oil...
8992642 Fuel processing system with temperature-control fluid circuit  
An integrated reformer and combustion apparatus for use in a fuel cell system comprises at least one reformer plate (3) at which in use a reforming reaction can take place and at least one...
8991510 Carbon dioxide-based geothermal energy generation systems and methods related thereto  
A system comprises an injection well for accessing a reservoir containing a native fluid comprising a hydrocarbon. The reservoir is located below one or more caprocks, is at a first temperature,...
8986405 Gas generator and processes for the conversion of a fuel into an oxygen-depleted gas and/or hydrogen-enriched gas  
A gas generator and process for converting a fuel into an oxygen-depleted gas and/or hydrogen-enriched gas. The gas generator is preferably used for generating protection gas or reducing gas for...
8980211 Method for the capture and disposal of carbon dioxide in an energy conversion process  
An energy conversion process that exports by-product CO2 at elevated pressure where a fuel gas feed stream is mixed with a reactant stream and additional CO2 is added to at least part of, the fuel...
8979955 Production of pyrolysis oil  
Methods for fractional catalytic pyrolysis which allow for conversion of biomass into a slate of desired products without the need for post-pyrolysis separation are described. The methods involve...
8974558 Method and device for producing a fuel containing carbon  
Described is a method for producing a fuel containing carbon, wherein the fuel is formed by compressing raw material containing a carbon and adding an additive that promotes thermal utilization of...
8974557 Tunable catalytic gasifiers and related methods  
The present disclosure provides tunable catalytic gasifier systems suitable for gasifying coal, biomass, and other fuel sources. The gasifier reactors of the disclosed systems may be heated by,...
8969422 Method, system and equipment for gasification-liquefaction disposal of municipal solid waste  
A gasification-liquefaction disposal method, system and equipment for MSW are disclosed. The method involves the MSW pretreatment of dehydrating and separating, thus reducing water and inorganic...
8961625 Catalytic microchannel reformer  
An apparatus and method for enhancing the yield and purity of hydrogen when reforming hydrocarbons is disclosed in one embodiment of the invention as including receiving a hydrocarbon feedstock...
8956428 Apparatus and process for treating offshore natural gas  
A process for treating offshore natural gas includes processing the natural gas on an off-shore processing facility by, (i) liquefying and fractionating the natural gas to generate a liquefied...
8951316 Modified gas and steam turbine process with integrated coal gasification under pressure  
A process for the production, treatment and combustion of synthesis gas for the purpose of generating electric power is disclosed. The synthesis gas is produced from a solid, carbon-containing...
8951313 Gasifier cooling system with convective syngas cooler and quench chamber  
The present application thus provides a gasifier cooling system for cooling a flow of hot syngas from a gasifier. The gasifier cooling system may include a radiant syngas cooler, a quench chamber,...
8951315 Method of injecting fuel into a gasifier via pressurization  
The present invention relates to an improved gasifier injection system. In particular, the present invention provides an improved apparatus and operating scheme to improve the control flow of...
8945507 Systems and methods for operating a gasifier  
Systems and methods for operating a gasifier are provided. The method can include combusting a first start-up fuel to produce a first combustion gas. A temperature within the gasifier can be...
8945351 Induction heated gasifier  
A method of removing organic components from a mixture containing organic and inorganic components which method involves providing an induction heated screw conveyor having an auger and passing...
8940062 Method and apparatus for controlling temperature in combustion furnace in gasification equipment  
A char 7 feed rate at a rated point determined from a relationship between a current water vapor 3 flow rate and a current raw material 5 charge rate to a gasification furnace 1 is multiplied by a...
8936658 Method of reforming gasification gas  
A method of reforming a gasification gas, in order to decompose the impurities contained therein, and a use of a noble metal catalyst in the pre-reforming of gasification gas. The gas is brought...
8936886 Method for generating syngas from biomass including transfer of heat from thermal cracking to upstream syngas  
Biomass is gasified to generate syngas. The syngas is subjected to thermal cracking. Heat from syngas exiting a thermal cracking stage is transferred to syngas entering the thermal cracking stage....
8936657 Process and plant or refining raw materials containing organic constituents  
A process for refining raw materials containing at least one of oil and bitumen includes supplying the raw materials to a reactor and volatilizing fuel gas in the reactor at a temperature of from...
8932375 Method for supplying an entrained-flow gasification reactor with carbonaceous fuels  
With a method for supplying an entrained-flow gasification reactor with carbonaceous fuel for the production of a gas that contains CO and H2 and flue ash under pressure and at a temperature above...
8932374 Method and equipment for producing hydrogen from biomass  
A method and equipment for producing hydrogen from biomass includes the stages of drying of the biomass, gasification of the biomass, and water gas shift reaction. The method further includes:...
8926721 Process for reformation of hydrogen-containing fluids in a cyclic flow reactor  
The invention discloses an apparatus and process for the reformation of hydrogen containing fluids to hydrogen and other constituents, more particularly, the reformation of hydrocarbons or...
8926720 Control system and method for a fuel processor  
The mass flow rate of a first reactant stream supplied to a fuel processor is controlled based on a combined feed-forward and feedback control regime. The method is particularly applicable for...
8926866 Hydrogen generating apparatus using steam reforming reaction  
The present invention provides a hydrogen generator for generating hydrogen through a steam-reforming process using hydrocarbons as a raw material and a method of operating the same, and, more...
RE45317 Rapid solar-thermal conversion of biomass to syngas  
Methods for carrying out high temperature reactions such as biomass pyrolysis or gasification using solar energy. The biomass particles are rapidly heated in a solar thermal entrainment reactor....
8920732 Systems and methods for actively controlling steam-to-carbon ratio in hydrogen-producing fuel processing systems  
The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for actively controlling the steam-to-carbon ratio in hydrogen-producing fuel processing systems that include a feedstock delivery system....
8920526 Production of methane-rich syngas from hydrocarbon fuels using multi-functional catalyst/capture agent  
The disclosure provides a gasification process for the production of a methane-rich syngas at temperatures exceeding 700° C. through the use of an alkali hydroxide MOH, using a gasification...
8915980 Gasification apparatus with continuous solids discharge  
A process for the discharge of slag and ash from a gasification reactor is disclosed. These solids are directed from the gasification reactor into a water bath housed with the gasification reactor...
8916737 Process for performing an endothermic reaction  
Process for performing an endothermic reaction in a reactor containing catalyst tubes, the catalyst tubes containing a catalyst promoting the endothermic reaction, the process comprising the steps...
8915979 Hydrogen generating fuel cell cartridges  
The present application is directed to a gas-generating apparatus. Hydrogen is generated within the gas-generating apparatus and is transported to a fuel cell. The first fuel component is...
8915981 Method for producing methane from biomass  
A multi-stage method and apparatus for producing methane from biomass in which the biomass is hydropyrolyzed in a reactor vessel containing molecular hydrogen and a deoxygenating catalyst, the...
8911520 Method and device for reprocessing CO2 containing exhaust gases  
The invention relates to a method for reprocessing CO2-containing exhaust gases in a multistage reduction process. The CO2-containing exhaust gas is conducted in the counter stream to a solid mass...
8906122 Coal processing operation comprising a dense media separation stage to separate a coal feedstock into lower and higher ash coal streams  
A coal processing operation (10) includes in a dense media separation stage (12), subjecting a coal feedstock (18) which includes minerals to dense media separation producing a first coal stream...
8904970 Method and device for producing process vapor and boiler feed steam in a heatable reforming reactor for producing synthesis gas  
A method for producing process vapor and boiler feed steam in a heatable reforming reactor for producing synthesis gas. The sensible heat of a synthesis gas produced from hydrocarbons and steam...