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9039980 Slurry bubble column reactor  
A slurry bubble column reactor with a gas distribution arrangement comprising an upper sparger, a lower sparger, and an open-ended tube. Gas from the lower sparger enters the tube and lowers the...
9023899 Hybrid fischer-tropsch catalysts and processes for use thereof  
Disclosed are hybrid Fischer-Tropsch catalysts containing cobalt deposited on hybrid supports. The hybrid supports contain an acidic zeolite component and a silica-containing material. It has been...
9012524 Hydromethanation of a carbonaceous feedstock  
The present invention relates generally to processes for hydromethanating a carbonaceous feedstock in a hydromethanation reactor to a methane product stream and a char by-product, and more...
9012523 Methanation of a syngas  
Systems and methods for producing a synthetic natural gas are provided. A syngas can be separated into a first syngas, a second syngas, and a third syngas. The first syngas can be methanated to...
9000056 Method for producing methane by catalytic gasification of coal and device thereof  
The invention relates to a gasifier comprising a syngas generation section, a coal methanation section and a syngas methanation section in the order from bottom to top. The invention also relates...
9000055 Process for producing synthetic hydrocarbons from carbonaceous materials  
A method for producing synthetic hydrocarbons from at least one carbonaceous material is provided. The method includes evaluating the resources of the carbonaceous material available on a...
8993642 Method for producing hydrocarbon oil, fischer-tropsch synthesis reaction device, and hydrocarbon oil production system  
The present invention provides a process for producing a hydrocarbon oil by performing a Fischer-Tropsch synthesis reaction using a reactor for a Fischer-Tropsch synthesis including a reaction...
8987341 Process for improving the hydrogen content of a synthesis gas  
A process for improving the hydrogen content of a synthesis gas stream to a synthesis loop, comprising the steps of: (a) removing a purge stream comprising hydrogen and hydrocarbons from a...
8980201 Apparatus and process for three-phase reaction  
A system and process for removing catalyst fines from a gas stream overhead the slurry in a Fischer-Tropsch slurry bubble column reactor. The gas phase at the top of the slurry bubble column...
8975304 Production of hydrocarbons  
A process for producing hydrocarbons and, optionally, oxygenates of hydrocarbons is provided. A synthesis gas comprises hydrogen, carbon monoxide and N-containing contaminants selected from the...
8975303 Synthesis gas methanation process and apparatus  
In a synthesis gas methanation process, at least one first fraction of synthesis gas to treat is fed, together with steam, to a shift reactor where a shift reaction occurs; the gas flow produced...
8974660 Method for upgrading hydrocarbon compounds and a hydrocarbon compound distillation separation apparatus  
There is provided a method for upgrading hydrocarbon compounds, in which hydrocarbon compounds synthesized in a Fisher-Tropsch synthesis reaction are fractionally distillated, and the fractionally...
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...
8962702 Mixed oxide based catalyst for the conversion of carbon dioxide to syngas and method of preparation and use  
The invention relates to a catalyst and process for making syngas mixtures including hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. The process comprises contacting a gaseous feed mixture...
8962701 Integrated bioprocessing for fuel production  
Systems and methods are provided for enhancing the integration of processes for recovering products from algae-derived biomass. The enhanced process integration allows for increased use of input...
8957117 Methanol synthesis process  
A methanol synthesis process includes reacting a process gas containing hydrogen, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide over a catalyst including shaped units formed from a reduced and passivated...
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...
8952076 Fischer-Tropsch catalysts  
A method of producing an alumina-supported catalyst for use in a Fischer-Tropsch synthesis reaction, which comprises: calcining an initial γ-alumina support material at a temperature of at least...
8932547 Modular plant for removal of pollutants from flue gases produced by industrial processes  
The invention relates to a so-called zero emission ‘AST-CNR/ITM system’ modular plant for removal of pollutants from flue gases produced by industrial processes. The plant comprises prefabricated...
8933135 Process for producing methanol  
The present invention relates to a novel process for the production of methanol. The process comprises the heterolytic cleavage of hydrogen by a frustrated Lewis pair comprising a Lewis acid and a...
8927781 Method for producing ethanol  
A method for producing ethanol by which ethanol can be synthesized from less fermentable biomass materials such as plant-derived materials and rice straws and industrial waste biomass materials...
8927610 Process for the production of methane  
A process for the production of methane comprising reacting at least part of a feed gas containing carbon monoxide and hydrogen in an internally cooled methanation reactor containing a nickel...
8927611 Counter-current multistage fischer tropsch reactor systems  
The invention discloses an improved multistage fischer tropsch process scheme for the production of hydrocarbon fuels comprising feeding gaseous phase syngas and liquid stream hydrocarbons in a...
8921431 Methods for improving higher alcohol yields from syngas by altering flow regimes within a reactor  
Mixed alcohols are produced from syngas. The syngas is provided to a catalyst in a reactor at selected temperatures and pressures. Reactive products, including mixed alcohols, are removed from the...
8921432 Method for producing hydrocarbons  
A method for producing hydrocarbons includes: a synthesis step of synthesizing hydrocarbons by the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis reaction using a slurry bubble column reactor having a slurry...
8912240 Production of methanol and ethanol from CO or CO2  
This invention relates to a process for making methanol and ethanol from carbon dioxide and hydrogen. The process includes contacting a mixture of carbon dioxide and hydrogen with a catalyst...
8912239 Carbon recycling and reinvestment using thermochemical regeneration  
Techniques, systems, apparatus and material are disclosed for regeneration or recycling of carbon dioxide into renewable liquid fuel. In one aspect, a method of recycling carbon to produce a...
8906970 Fischer-tropsch process in a radial reactor  
In a process for converting synthesis gas to higher hydrocarbons in a tubular reactor, reactants are introduced through an inlet of the reactor. The reactants are passed downwardly through at...
8906314 Bubble column reactor and method of controlling bubble column reactor  
A bubble column reactor includes a reactor body which contains a slurry having solid catalyst particles suspended in a liquid, an inflow port which is provided at the bottom of the reactor body...
8906969 Process for producing hydrocarbon oil and system for producing hydrocarbon oil  
Hydrocarbon oil obtained by Fischer-Tropsch synthesis reaction using a slurry bed reactor holding a slurry of a liquid hydrocarbon in which a catalyst is suspended; the hydrocarbon oil is...
8901178 Co-production of fuels, chemicals and electric power using turbochargers  
A method and system for co-production of electric power, fuel, and chemicals in which a synthesis gas at a first pressure is expanded using a turbo-expander, simultaneously producing electric...
8901179 Process for synthesis of methanol  
A process for synthesis of methanol, where make-up syngas is reacted in a synthesis loop (10) obtaining crude methanol, and where a purge gas (20) taken from said synthesis loop is heated to...
8895631 Nanofilaments of catalytic materials for chemical process improvements  
A Fischer-Tropsch process including the steps of providing a reactor having a substrate element with a surface and a plurality of elongated micro-structures of catalyst material attached to the...
8889746 Enhancement of Fischer-Tropsch process for hydrocarbon fuel formulation in a GTL environment  
An enhanced Fischer-Tropsch process for the synthesis of sulfur free, clean burning, hydrocarbon fuels, examples of which include syndiesel and aviation fuel. Naphtha is destroyed in a syngas...
8889747 Fischer Tropsch reactor with integrated organic rankine cycle  
A process for recovering heat uses a product stream from a Fischer Tropsch synthesis reactor as the coolant in the same Fischer Tropsch reactor. This stream is then used as the working fluid in an...
8884089 Process for producing olefins  
The present invention provides a process for producing olefins, comprising: a. cracking an ethane-comprising feed in a cracking zone under cracking conditions to obtain at least olefins and...
8883866 Process for production of hydrocarbons with catalyst conditioning  
A method for continuous production of hydrocarbons from synthesis gas in the presence of a cobalt-based catalyst which comprises a step of providing synthesis gas from a source (1) of synthesis...
8877821 Method and system for synthesizing liquid hydrocarbon compounds  
Provided is a method for synthesizing liquid hydrocarbon compounds wherein synthesizing liquid hydrocarbon compounds from a synthesis gas by a Fisher-Tropsch synthesis reaction. The method...
8865780 Process for converting biogas to a gas rich in methane  
Process for converting biogas to a gas rich in methane comprising the steps of: —mixing a carbon dioxide-comprising biogas with steam to form a mixture comprising carbon dioxide, methane and...
8859631 Two stage process for the conversion of synthesis gas using a cobalt catalyst in the first stage and a supported ruthenium catalyst in the second stage  
A process is described for the conversion of synthesis gas into hydrocarbons including the steps of; (i) passing a synthesis gas comprising hydrogen and carbon monoxide over a cobalt catalyst at...
8859630 Operation of processes which employ a catalyst that deactivates over time  
A method of operating a process for catalytically converting one or more reactants to one or more products using a fluid bed reactor containing a catalyst which deactivates over time includes,...
8853468 Vapor esterification method to produce ester feed for hydrogenolysis  
Disclosed herein are processes for alcohol production by reducing an esterification product, such as ethyl acetate. The processes comprise esterifying, in the vapor phase, acetic acid and an...
8835517 Method for producing dimethyl ether using a separator  
A method for the production of dimethyl ether is disclosed which utilizes: a dimethyl ether synthesis catalyst that converts synthesis gas to a dimethyl ether containing stream, wherein the...
8835516 Fischer Tropsch process using improved extrudates  
A process for performing a Fischer Tropsch reaction comprising (a) providing syngas to a reactor, said reactor comprising catalyst particles that have been produced by extruding a paste using a...
8815961 Method of and plant for making a methane-containing gas from syngas  
The invention relates to a process for producing a methane-containing gas from synthesis gas, wherein a synthesis gas containing carbon monoxide and hydrogen is fed for methanation to a reactor...
8815962 Low temperature sulfur tolerant tar removal with concomitant synthesis gas conditioning  
A catalyst comprising NiO, a metal mixture comprising at least one of MoO3 or WO3, a mixture comprising at least one of SiO2 and Al2O3, and P2O5. In this embodiment the metal sites on the catalyst...
8800161 Dryer for material to be dried  
A dryer for material to be dried (T), wherein an air supply channel (4) for supplying a drying gas to the drying region is provided, and at least one exhaust-gas opening (8) is provided for...
8802741 Hybrid fischer-tropsch catalysts and processes for use  
Disclosed are hybrid Fischer-Tropsch catalysts containing cobalt and ZSM-48 zeolite. The hybrid Fischer-Tropsch catalysts can contain cobalt deposited on ZSM-48 extrudate supports. Alternatively,...
8795597 Natural gas to liquid fuels  
A method and apparatus for converting natural gas from a source, such as a wellhead, pipeline, or a storage facility, into hydrocarbon liquid stable at room temperature, comprising a skid or...
8791164 Device and method for increasing the effectiveness processes of catalytic chemical processes  
The present invention relates to a monolithic solid catalyst for carrying out a heterogeneous catalytic chemical reaction in a reaction fluid which flows through the catalyst and comprises at...