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Chornet Esteban, Valsecchi Boris, Avila Yasmin, Nguyen Betty, Lavoie Jean Michel: Production of ethanol from methanol. Enerkem, Chornet Esteban, Valsecchi Boris, Avila Yasmin, Nguyen Betty, Lavoie Jean Michel, SMART PO Box 2999 Station D 900 55 Metcalfe Street Ottawa Ontario K1P 5Y6, September 3, 2009: WO/2009/105860 (109 worldwide citation)

A process for converting methanol to ethanol which comprises reacting methanol and carbon monoxide in the presence of a catalyst to produce a product comprising at least 25 mole% methyl acetate and, in some instances, acetic acid. The acetic acid then is reacted with at least one alcohol to produce ...


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Chornet Esteban, Valsecchi Boris, Drolet Guillaume, Gagnon Martin, Nguyen Betty: Production and conditioning of synthesis gas obtained from biomass. Enerkem, Chornet Esteban, Valsecchi Boris, Drolet Guillaume, Gagnon Martin, Nguyen Betty, SOFIA Michel, November 5, 2009: WO/2009/132449 (12 worldwide citation)

A method of producing end treating synthesis gas in which a biomass-rich material is gasified in a gasifier containing a fluidized bed at a temperature that does not exceed 750°C to produce a crude synthesis gas product. The crude synthesis gas then is quenched, scrubbed, and then subjected to at le ...



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