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Synthetic Hydrocarbon Production by Direct Reduction of Carbonaceous Materials with Synthesis Gas

Abstract: 

A process for the liquefaction of carbonaceous material is described that utilizes a single liquefaction reactor that accepts mixtures of carbon monoxide and hydrogen (syngas) at any ratio and which provides for a water gas shift reaction and a hydrogenation reaction of the carbonaceous material to provide a desired hydrocarbon. The process avoids the use of a separate reactor for the water gas shift reaction and applies to carbonaceous material such as any type of coal and/or biomass containing plant and/or animal matter for conversion to a synthetic fuel.

Patent Number: 
8,679,368
Date Of Issue: 
03/25/2014
Inventors: 

David S. Moulton; Jimell Erwin