WO/2007/112314 is referenced by 14 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.

Method for producing bio-fuel that integrates heat from carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions to drive biomass gasification reactions
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Publication Number
Application Date
March 23, 2007
Publication Date
October 4, 2007
Dumesic James A
Cortright Randy D
LEONE Joseph T
Dumesic James A
Cortright Randy D
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
C07C 01/20
C01B 03/32
C10G 02/00
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