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US20150247099 WATER CONSERVING SYNGAS CLEANUP SYSTEM  
A gasification system includes a scrubber in communication with a particulate removal subsystem and a quench sub-system
US20130270484 Compact Pressure Swing Reformer  
Embodiments of a compact pressure swing reformer are disclosed. Certain embodiments have a construction comprising multiple rotating reformer beds, high temperature rotary valves at the bed ends,...
US20150218469 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SLURRY PREPARATION  
A system includes a gasifier configured to gasify a fuel contained within a fuel slurry in order to generate syngas and a black water. The fuel slurry includes at least the fuel and water. The...
US20120066974 TAPERED DRUM PYROLYSIS  
Pyrolysis and gasification systems and methods are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, a feedstock hopper receives a carbonaceous feedstock that transitions into a tapered...
US20150123040 FUEL SLURRY HEATING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
The disclosed embodiments relate to systems and methods for heating a slurry to increase a solids concentration of the slurry while maintaining the viscosity of the slurry below a threshold...
US20130270483 CATALYTICAL GASIFIER CONFIGURATION FOR BIOMASS PYROLYSIS  
The invention relates to systems and methods for producing synthesis gas. In particular, the systems of the present invention include two catalytic reactors in series, a wet reformer/gasifier...
US20140239231 Carbon Dioxide Conversion To Fuels And Chemicals  
An environmentally beneficial process for the production of fuels and chemicals employs carbon dioxide from a natural source or from an artificial chemical source that would otherwise be...
US20110054049 OXIDATION-REDUCTION ACTIVE MASS AND CHEMICAL-LOOPING COMBUSTION METHOD  
The invention relates to a method for chemical-looping redox combustion on an active mass including a binder, in form of a fluidized-bed catalytic cracking catalyst containing silica and alumina,...
US20110240924 Operation of Staged Membrane Oxidation Reactor Systems  
A method of operating a multi-stage ion transport membrane oxidation system. The method comprises providing a multi-stage ion transport membrane oxidation system with at least a first membrane...
US20140367616 SAFETY MEANS AGAINST PRESSURE EXCEEDANCE  
A safety means for protecting a plant section located on the pressure side of a jet compressor connected with a propellant system against the exceedance of an admissible pressure, comprising a...
US20130341569 PRETREATMENT OF BIOMASS USING STEAM EXPLOSION METHODS  
An integrated plant that includes a steam explosion process unit and biomass gasifier to generate syngas from biomass. A steam explosion process unit applies a combination of heat, pressure, and...
US20140249237 PRETREATMENT OF BIOMASS USING STEAM EXPLOSION METHODS BEFORE GASIFICATION  
An integrated plant that includes a steam explosion process unit and biomass gasifier to generate syngas from biomass is discussed. A steam explosion process unit applies a combination of heat,...
US20130295628 PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING ENERGY-DENSE BIOMASS AND SUGARS OR SUGAR DERIVATIVES, BY INTEGRATED HYDROLYSIS AND TORREFACTION  
This invention provides processes to convert biomass into energy-dense biomass for combustion, alone or in combination with another solid fuel. In some variations, biomass is extracted to produce...
US20140077133 Syngas Produced By Plasma Gasification  
A syngas stream composition comprising on a dry basis up to about 50,000 mg/Nm3 particulates; 5-39 vol % H2; 5-39 vol % CO; 15-50 vol % CO2; 8-30 vol % N2, 0-2 vol % Argon; and 15-50 vol %...
US20120286210 SYNGAS PRODUCED BY PLASMA GASIFICATION  
A syngas stream composition comprising on a dry basis up to about 50,000 mg/Nm3 particulates; 5-39 vol % H2; 5-39 vol % CO; 15-50 vol % CO2; 8-30 vol % N2; 0-2 vol % Argon; and 15-50 vol %...
US20140054507 METHODS FOR SULFATE REMOVAL IN LIQUID-PHASE CATALYTIC HYDROTHERMAL GASIFICATION OF BIOMASS  
Processing of wet biomass feedstock by liquid-phase catalytic hydrothermal gasification must address catalyst fouling and poisoning. One solution can involve heating the wet biomass with a heating...
US20100317077 Methods for sequestering carbon dioxide into alcohols via gasification fermentation  
The present invention is directed to improvements in gasification for use with synthesis gas fermentation. Further, the present invention is directed to improvements in gasification for the...
US20100299990 Nanoparticle Catalyst Compounds and/or Volatile Organometallic Compounds and Method of Using the Same for Biomass Gasification  
A nanocatalyst, dual catalyst and methods for improving the efficiency and output of a biomass gasification process are provided where the catalysts comprise a volatile organometallic compound(s)...
US20120305848 HYDROMETHANATION OF A CARBONACEOUS FEEDSTOCK  
The present invention relates to processes for hydromethanating a carbonaceous feedstock to an acid gas-depleted methane-enriched synthesis gas, with improved efficiency of the acid gas removal...
US20110315931 NANOPARTICLE CATALYSTS AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME FOR BIOMASS GASIFICATION  
A nanoalloy catalyst, dual catalyst and methods for improving the efficiency and output of a biomass gasification process are provided where the catalysts comprise a volatile organometallic...
US20130181170 FINES CAPTURE AND RECYCLE SYSTEM AND USES THEREOF  
A cyclone system for a gasifier having two or more cyclones arranged in series sharing a combined loop seal and dipleg is disclosed. Also disclosed is a method for capturing and recycling fines...
US20110095234 METHOD OF TREATING A HOT SYNGAS STREAM FOR CONVERSION TO CHEMICAL PRODUCTS BY REMOVING AMMONIA AND COS  
A method for the high removal of ammonia, COS and HCN from syngas (along with some polishing of particulates) in a cost effective and environmentally benign and sustainable fashion, with the need...
US20110168947 PRODUCING LOW METHANE SYNGAS FROM A TWO-STAGE GASIFIER  
The present disclosure relates generally to a method for obtaining synthesis gas from a gasifier that has a low methane content. The synthesis gas is obtained as an extraction gas from the quench...
US20110266500 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...
US20150209748 EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR A STEAM REFORMER AND BEARING THEREFOR  
An exhaust system for a steam reformer comprises at least one longitudinal collecting tube, wherein along the longitudinal axis of the longitudinal collecting tube ports for connection to catalyst...
US20140103259 MULTI-TUBULAR STEAM REFORMER AND PROCESS FOR CATALYTIC STEAM REFORMING OF A HYDROCARBONACEOUS FEEDSTOCK  
A multi-tubular steam reformer is disclosed, which comprises a steam reforming zone heated by an external heat source and contains a plurality of parallel steam reforming tubes (each comprising a...
US20070181854 Advanced integration for improved integrated gasification combined cycle efficiency  
A system and method for increasing the efficiency and/or power produced by an integrated gasification combined cycle system by increasing the integration between the air separation unit island of...
US20140217328 Electroless Plating in Microchannels  
Novel methods of electroless plating are described. Catalyst coatings can be applied within microchannel apparatus. Various reactions, including combustion and steam reforming, can be conducted...
US20130056683 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PROMOTING FATTY ACID PRODUCTION IN PLANTS  
The invention relates to methods and products for producing fatty acids by manipulating metabolic function in plants and fungus. The fatty acids generated according to the invention may be useful...
US20110078946 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PROMOTING FATTY ACID PRODUCTION IN PLANTS  
The invention relates to methods and products for producing fatty acids by manipulating metabolic function in plants and fungus. The fatty acids generated according to the invention may be useful...
US20130087743 BURNER FOR THE GASIFICATION OF A SOLID FUEL  
A burner includes a burner front having annular and central openings. The annular opening, for discharging a solid fuel, fluidly connects to a central passage way. The central opening, for...
US20140275678 Method and System for Performing Gasification of Carbonaceous Feedstock  
The gasification of a carbonaceous material includes receiving a volume of feedstock, supplying thermal energy to the volume of feedstock to convert at least a portion of the volume of feedstock...
US20130026419 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING SYNTHESIS GAS  
A method for producing synthesis gas, including: 1) pre-treating a biomass raw material; 2) carrying out low-temperature carbonization to obtain pyrolysis gas and charcoal, cooling the charcoal at...
US20150167969 PROCESSES UTILIZING FERMENTATION VINASSE FOR PRODUCING ENERGY-DENSE BIOMASS AND BIOMASS SUGARS  
This invention provides a process for producing biomass pellets and fermentable sugars from cellulosic biomass, comprising: extracting cellulosic biomass feedstock with steam and/or hot water to...
US20140208995 COUNTERCURRENT OXYGEN ENHANCED TORREFACTION  
The invention relates to a method of torrefaction of an optionally predried biomass in a torrefaction reactor such that torrefied biomass and torrefaction gases are obtained, and wherein an...
US20130248767 PRETREATMENT OF BIOMASS USING THERMO MECHANICAL METHODS BEFORE GASIFICATION  
An integrated plant generates syngas from biomass, where the integrated plant includes a Thermo Mechanical Pulping (TMP) process, a biomass gasifier, a methanol synthesis process, and a liquid...
US20120217440 Method and Device for Using Oxygen in the Steam Reforming of Biomass  
The invention relates to a device for using oxygen for the thermochemical gasification of biomass in at least one fluidized-bed reactor, a heating system being located in the fluidized bed of said...
US20150175914 Steam Generating Slurry Gasifier for the Catalytic Gasification of a Carbonaceous Feedstock  
Steam generating gasification reactors for providing high-pressure and high-temperature steam for catalytic gasification of a carbonaceous feedstock can be based on oxygen blown gasification...
US20130119314 METHOD FOR BIOMASS FRACTIONING BY ENHANCING BIOMASS THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY  
A method is disclosed for generating useful chemical intermediates from biomass using a novel pyrolysis reactor that utilizes the inherent thermal properties of carbon under compression as the...
US20120286209 METHOD FOR BIOMASS FRACTIONING BY ENHANCING BIOMASS THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY  
A method is disclosed for generating useful chemical intermediates from biomass using a novel pyrolysis reactor that utilizes the inherent thermal properties of carbon under compression as the...
US20150041718 BURNER FOR THE GASIFICATION OF A SOLID FUEL  
The invention is directed to a burner for the gasification of a solid fuel, comprising a burner front having an opening for discharging a solid fuel, wherein the opening for discharging the solid...
US20140306161 FIXED BED GASIFIER AND METHOD OF GASIFICATION OF BIOMASS USING THE SAME  
A gasifier, including a vertically disposed furnace body, a monitoring unit, and a microwave plasma generating device. The furnace body includes a material and fuel inlet, a syngas outlet, an...
US20130129609 CATALYTIC SYSTEM FOR CATALYTIC PARTIAL OXIDATION PROCESSES WITH A SHORT CONTACT TIME  
The present invention relates to a catalytic system comprising at least two catalytic zones of which at least one zone exclusively contains one or more noble metals selected from the group...
US20100331580 OIL RECOVERY AND SYNGAS PRODUCTION FROM BIOMASS-BASED PROCESSES  
A biomass-based oil extraction process is disclosed. The process includes the recovery of biomass-based oil and other co-products, including but not limited to steam, electric power and chemicals,...
US20110042621 PRE-REFORMER WITH EXTENDED SURFACE AND METHOD  
Apparatus, system, and method for producing syngas. The apparatus can include a first reformer, which can include a radiant section having a reformer tube disposed therein. The reformer tube can...
US20140070144 SYNTHESIS GAS PROCESSING AND SYSTEM USING COPPER CATALYST IN TWO STEP REACTIONS AT 475-525°C AND 250-290°C  
Invention presents a method of increasing the CO to H2 ratio of syngas. The method comprises passing syngas over a first rector (10) containing Cu at a first temperature effective for the reaction...
US20110147666 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...
US20120210636 Large Scale Syngas BTU Enhancement for Power Generation  
A method and system for converting low BTU synthesis gas (Syngas), and synthesis gas that has been generated in situ, into a higher BTU product while minimizing the process carbon footprint....
US20110260113 Water Gas Shift Reactor System for Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Power Generation Systems  
The present application thus provides an integrated gasification combined cycle system. The integrated gasification combined cycle system may include a water gas shift reactor system and a heat...
US20130228722 HYDROGEN GENERATION PROCESS USING PARTIAL OXIDATION/STEAM REFORMING  
Partial oxidation/steam reformers (222) which use heat integrated steam cycles and steam to carbon ratios of at least about 4:1 to enable efficient operation at high pressures suitable for...