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1. (WO2012166771) PROCESSING BIOMASS USING THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSING AND ANAEROBIC DIGESTION IN COMBINATION
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Pub. No.: WO/2012/166771 International Application No.: PCT/US2012/039948
Publication Date: 06.12.2012 International Filing Date: 30.05.2012
IPC:
C02F 11/04 (2006.01) ,C12P 5/02 (2006.01) ,C07C 9/04 (2006.01) ,C10G 3/00 (2006.01)
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
02
TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
F
TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
11
Treatment of sludge; Devices therefor
02
Biological treatment
04
Anaerobic treatment; Production of methane by such processes
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
12
BIOCHEMISTRY; BEER; SPIRITS; WINE; VINEGAR; MICROBIOLOGY; ENZYMOLOGY; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING
P
FERMENTATION OR ENZYME-USING PROCESSES TO SYNTHESISE A DESIRED CHEMICAL COMPOUND OR COMPOSITION OR TO SEPARATE OPTICAL ISOMERS FROM A RACEMIC MIXTURE
5
Preparation of hydrocarbons
02
acyclic
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
07
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
C
ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS
9
Acyclic saturated hydrocarbons
02
with one to four carbon atoms
04
Methane
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
10
PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES; TECHNICAL GASES CONTAINING CARBON MONOXIDE; FUELS; LUBRICANTS; PEAT
G
CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS; PRODUCTION OF LIQUID HYDROCARBON MIXTURES, e.g. BY DESTRUCTIVE HYDROGENATION, OLIGOMERISATION, POLYMERISATION; RECOVERY OF HYDROCARBON OILS FROM OIL-SHALE, OIL-SAND, OR GASES; REFINING MIXTURES MAINLY CONSISTING OF HYDROCARBONS; REFORMING OF NAPHTHA; MINERAL WAXES
3
Production of liquid hydrocarbon mixtures from oxygen-containing organic materials, e.g. fatty oils, fatty acids
Applicants:
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION [US/US]; 1610 NE Eastgate Boulevard Suite 650 Pullman, WA 99163-1802, US (AllExceptUS)
GARCIA-PEREZ, Manuel; US (UsOnly)
FREAR, Craig [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
GARCIA-PEREZ, Manuel; US
FREAR, Craig; US
Agent:
WHITHAM, Michael E.; Whitham, Curtis, Christofferson & Cook, P.C. 11491 Sunset Hills Road Suite 340 Reston, VA 20190, US
Priority Data:
61/491,25330.05.2011US
Title (EN) PROCESSING BIOMASS USING THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSING AND ANAEROBIC DIGESTION IN COMBINATION
(FR) TRAITEMENT DE BIOMASSE UTILISANT UN TRAITEMENT THERMOCHIMIQUE ET UNE DIGESTION ANAÉROBIE EN COMBINAISON
Abstract:
(EN) Systems and methods for integrating thermo chemical processing of biomass and anaerobic digestion are provided. Light oxygenated organic compounds are produced as byproducts of thermochemical biomass processing e.g. by torrefaction and/or pyrolysis, and are converted to methane by anaerobic digestion. Thermochemical processing units may or may not be co-located with the anaerobic digestion units, with co-location providing benefits for e.g. rural agricultural enterprises.
(FR) L'invention porte sur des systèmes et des procédés pour l'intégration d'un traitement thermochimique de biomasse et d'une digestion anaérobie. Des composés organiques oxygénés légers sont produits en tant que sous-produits du traitement thermochimique de biomasse, par exemple par torréfaction et/ou pyrolyse, et sont convertis en méthane par digestion anaérobie. Des unités de traitement thermochimique peuvent être ou ne pas être situées au même endroit que les unités de digestion anaérobie, la situation au même endroit fournissant des avantages pour des entreprises agricoles rurales par exemple.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP2739577