20160244555 PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A STREAM COMPRISING ETHYLENE GLYCOL||US||25.08.2016|
||15025980||BIOCHEMTEX S.P.A.||Marco BERNARDI|
It is disclosed a process for producing a low boiling mixture comprising ethylene glycol and propylene glycol from a liquid sugar stream derived from a ligno-cellulosic biomass feedstock. The liquid sugar stream is catalytically converted in the presence of hydrogen to a mixture, which is separated into at least a high boiling mixture, comprising glycerol, and the low boiling mixture. The high boiling mixture is converted to hydrogen by reforming and the reforming hydrogen is used in the catalytical steps. Preferably, all the hydrogen used in the conversion process is generated by aqueous phase reforming of the high boiling polyols mixture.
20160244329 A METHOD FOR PREPARING METAL COMPLEX HYDRIDE NANORODS||US||25.08.2016|
||14380662||ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY||YONGFENG LIU|
A method for preparing metal complex hydride nanorods, comprising the steps of: (1) preparing one-dimensional coordination polymers by mixing metal complex hydrides with organic solvents and subsequent drying; (2) preparing coordination polymer nanostructures by mechanical milling the one-dimensional coordination polymers that obtained from step (1), in which the one-dimensional coordination polymers are vaporized and then deposited onto the substrate; (3) preparing metal complex hydride nanorods by removing the organic ligands from the coordination polymer nanostructures that obtained from step (2). This method is simple and feasible, and exhibits excellent generality. Moreover, the purity of the metal complex hydrides nanostructures is high.
20160243530 CATALYST FOR THERMOCHEMICAL WATER SPLITTING||US||25.08.2016|
||15144476||SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION||Hicham Idriss|
The present invention relates to a catalyst for the thermochemical generation of hydrogen from water and/or the thermochemical generation of carbon monoxide from carbon dioxide comprising a solid solution of cerium dioxide and uranium dioxide.
20160244887 Hydrolysis system and method for a vehicle engine||US||25.08.2016|
||15143776||Jim Harold Haywood||Jim Harold Haywood|
A hydrolysis system and expansion tank includes an electrolysis unit that produces a fuel gas including hydrogen and oxygen by electrolysis; an expansion tank having an interior cavity that expands the fuel gas; and a heating element that heats the fuel gas. The heating element may include a conduit within the interior cavity for circulating hot water. A device for providing fuel gas includes a gas input line adapted to receive a fuel gas; an expansion tank having an interior cavity that is significantly larger than the gas input line so that the fuel gas expands within the cavity; and a conduit adapted to circulate a hot water thereby heating the fuel gas. Embodiments may include a method for providing fuel includes utilizing an electrolysis unit to produce a fuel gas that includes hydrogen and oxygen; expanding the fuel gas; and heating the fuel gas with circulating hot water.
20160244889 Electrolysis reactor system that incorporates thermal and galvanic controls to provide improved hydrogen production, storage, and controlled release in suitable conductive interstitial or metallic hydride materials||US||25.08.2016|
||14630286||Frank E. Gordon||Frank E. Gordon|
This application relates to the production, storage, and controlled release of hydrogen for use in the hydrogen economy. More specifically, it relates to a novel electrolysis system design that utilizes electrolysis of ionized vapors and gasses to produce and store hydrogen in a hydrogen host material and the capability to reverse the electrolysis potential to provide safe, controlled hydrogen release.
20160244890 CONTROL OF A HIGH TEMPERATURE ELECTROLYZER||US||25.08.2016|
||15031778||ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE||Floriane Petipas|
A process for controlling a high temperature electrolyzer in which the one or more stacks of cells are arranged in an enclosure pre-heated to a high temperature and thermally insulated, where the electrolyzer is connected to an electric energy source for its power supply in order to implement an electrolytic reaction and where the process includes: monitoring of the power supplied by the energy source; redirecting upstream of the electrolyzer a portion of the power supplied by the energy source in order to heat the one or more stacks of cells when the value of the power supplied becomes lower than a previously set limit value; otherwise, no redirecting. A process for production of hydrogen or syngas incorporating the above driving process, where a driving system implements the above driving process and a hydrogen production system implements the corresponding hydrogen production process.
20160247183 PIPELINE ARRANGEMENT FOR UTILIZING A GAS COMPRISING BIOMETHANE||US||25.08.2016|
||14974620||IOGEN CORPORATION||Patrick J. Foody|
Embodiments of the invention provide a process in which a gas comprising biomethane having a heating value of less than about 925 BTU/cubic foot is introduced to a pipeline system that is connected to at least one source of natural gas having a heating value of at least about 950 BTU/cubic foot. The gas comprising biomethane combines with natural gas in the pipeline system to produce a mixed gas having a heating value below about 925 BTU/cubic foot. An amount of natural gas at least equal to the amount of gas comprising biomethane is withdrawn from the pipeline system for use as a transportation fuel, a fuel intermediate or as a feedstock for producing a fuel. The process can enable fuel credit generation and/or reductions in life cycle greenhouse gas emissions.
20160248137 Power Generation System||US||25.08.2016|
||15032702||TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES||Jean-Baptiste CURIEN|
The invention relates to a power generation system comprising:—at least one renewable energy source (5),—a reversible fuel cell module (9) exhibiting a electrolysis functioning mode where the fuel cell module (9) is powered by the renewable energy source (5) for generation of a combustible gas and a fuel cell functioning mode where the fuel cell module (9) generates electricity from a combustible gas,—a high temperature heat storage (19) coupled to said reversible fuel cell module (9) for maintaining the reversible fuel cell module (9) in a operation temperature range in the electrolysis functioning mode,—a combustible gas storage (17) coupled to the reversible fuel cell module (9) for storing the combustible gas generated by the reversible fuel cell module (9) in the electrolysis functioning mode and for supplying the combustible gas to the reversible fuel cell module (9) in the fuel cell function mode, where the reversible fuel cell module (9) is encapsulated by the high temperature heat storage (19).
WO/2016/132091 PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FORMALDEHYDE||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/054082||JOHNSON MATTHEY PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY||ERLANDSSON, Ola|
A process is described for the production of formaldehyde, comprising (a) subjecting methanol to oxidation with air in a formaldehyde production unit thereby producing a formaldehyde-containing stream; (b) separating said formaldehyde-containing stream into a formaldehyde product stream and a formaldehyde vent gas stream; wherein the vent gas stream, optionally after treatment in a vent gas treatment unit, is passed to one or more stages of: (i) synthesis gas generation, (ii) carbon dioxide removal, (iii) methanol synthesis or (iv) urea synthesis.
WO/2016/132092 INTEGRATED PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FORMALDEHYDE-STABILIZED UREA||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/054083||JOHNSON MATTHEY PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY||ERLANDSSON, Ola|
A process for the production of formaldehyde-stabilised urea is described comprising the steps of: (a) generating a synthesis gas comprising hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and steam in a synthesis gas generation unit; (b) recovering carbon dioxide from the synthesis gas to form a carbon dioxide-depleted synthesis gas; (c) synthesising methanol from the carbon dioxide-depleted synthesis gas in a methanol synthesis unit and recovering the methanol and a methanol synthesis off-gas comprising nitrogen, hydrogen and residual carbon monoxide; (d) subjecting at least a portion of the recovered methanol to oxidation with air in a formaldehyde production unit; (e) subjecting the methanol synthesis off- gas to methanation in a methanation reactor containing a methanation catalyst to form an ammonia synthesis gas; (f) synthesising ammonia from the ammonia synthesis gas in an ammonia production unit and recovering the ammonia; (g) reacting a portion of the ammonia and at least a portion of the recovered carbon dioxide stream in a urea production unit to form a urea stream; and (h) stabilising the urea by mixing the urea stream and a stabiliser prepared using formaldehyde recovered from the formaldehyde production unit, wherein a source of air is compressed and divided into first and second portions, the first portion is provided to the formaldehyde production unit for the oxidation of methanol and the second portion is further compressed and provided to the synthesis gas generation unit.