07872054 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 12 patents.

A low-temperature catalytic process for converting biomass (preferably glycerol recovered from the fabrication of bio-diesel) to synthesis gas (i.e., H2/CO gas mixture) in an endothermic gasification reaction is described. The synthesis gas is used in exothermic carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions, such as Fischer-Tropsch, methanol, or dimethylether syntheses. The heat from the exothermic carbon-carbon bond-forming reaction is integrated with the endothermic gasification reaction, thus providing an energy-efficient route for producing fuels and chemicals from renewable biomass resources.

Title
Method for producing bio-fuel that integrates heat from carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions to drive biomass gasification reactions
Application Number
11/690533
Publication Number
7872054 (B2)
Application Date
March 23, 2007
Publication Date
January 18, 2011
Inventor
James A Dumesic
Verona
WI, US
Randy D Cortright
Madison
WI, US
Agent
DeWitt Ross & Stevens S C
Joseph T Leone Esq
Assignee
Virent Energy Systems
WI, US
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
WI, US
IPC
C07C 17/00
C07C 27/00
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