07169821 is referenced by 44 patents and cites 26 patents.

The present invention relates to a process and apparatus for processing agricultural waste to make alcohol and/or biodiesel. The agricultural wastes are subjected to anaerobic digestion which produces a biogas stream containing methane, which is subsequently reformed to a syngas containing carbon monoxide and hydrogen. The syngas is converted to an alcohol which may be stored, sold, used, or fed directly to a reactor for production of biodiesel. The solids effluent from the anaerobic digester can be further utilized as slow release, organic certified fertilizer. Additionally, the wastewater from the process is acceptable for immediate reuse in agricultural operations.

Title
System and method for extracting energy from agricultural waste
Application Number
10/975050
Publication Number
7169821 (B2)
Application Date
October 28, 2004
Publication Date
January 30, 2007
Inventor
Jerrel Dale Branson
Ridgefield
CT, US
Agent
Hunton & Williams
Assignee
Best Biofuels c o Smithfield Foods
VA, US
IPC
C02F 3/00
C07C 27/00
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