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Ronald C Stites, Jerrod Hohman: Methods and apparatus for selectively producing ethanol from synthesis gas. Range Fuels, O Connor & Company, Ryan P O Connor, February 8, 2011: US07884253 (132 worldwide citation)

The invention provides methods and apparatus for selectively producing ethanol from syngas. As disclosed herein, syngas derived from cellulosic biomass (or other sources) can be catalytically converted into methanol, which in turn can be catalytically converted into acetic acid or acetates. Finally, ...


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Karl Kharas, Jason P Durand: Cobalt-molybdenum sulfide catalyst materials and methods for ethanol production from syngas. Range Fuels, O Connor & Company, Ryan P O Connor, April 12, 2011: US07923405 (18 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and compositions for the chemical conversion of syngas to alcohols. The invention includes catalyst compositions, methods of making the catalyst compositions, and methods of using the catalyst compositions. Certain embodiments teach compositions for catalyzing ...


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Tirmizi Shakeel H: Process for combined biodiesel and alcohol production, and fuel compositions produced therefrom. RANGE FUELS, O Connor Ryan, August 26, 2010: WO/2010/096549 (18 worldwide citation)

Improvements to biodiesel compositions, and methods for making those compositions more efficiently, are provided. Some variations of this invention provide processes for producing biodiesel and at least one C1-C4 alcohol, such as ethanol. Other variations provide certain biodiesel compositions conta ...


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Klepper Robert E, Geertsema Arie, Tirmizi Shakeel H, Ferraro Francis M, Stites Ronald C, Hohman Jerrod, Robota Heinz Juergen: Methods and apparatus for producing syngas. Range Fuels, Klepper Robert E, Geertsema Arie, Tirmizi Shakeel H, Ferraro Francis M, Stites Ronald C, Hohman Jerrod, Robota Heinz Juergen, O CONNOR Ryan, January 15, 2009: WO/2009/009388 (9 worldwide citation)

This invention features methods and apparatus for producing syngas from any carbon-containing feed material. In some embodiments, a substoichiometric amount of oxygen is used to enhance the formation of syngas. In various embodiments, both oxygen and steam are added during the conversion of the feed ...


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Robert E Klepper, Arie Geertsema, Shakeel H Tirmizi, Heinz Juergen Robota, Francis M Ferraro, Ronald C Stites: Methods and apparatus for producing syngas and alcohols. Range Fuels, O Connor & Company, Ryan P O Connor, March 27, 2012: US08142530 (6 worldwide citation)

This invention features methods and apparatus for producing syngas from any carbon-containing feed material. In some embodiments, a substoichiometric amount of oxygen is used to enhance the formation of syngas. In various embodiments, both oxygen and steam are added during the conversion of the feed ...


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Robert E Klepper, Arie Geertsema, Shakeel H Tirmizi, Francis M Ferraro: Methods for producing syngas. Range Fuels, O Connor & Company, Ryan P O Connor, April 10, 2012: US08153027 (6 worldwide citation)

This invention features methods and apparatus for producing syngas from any carbon-containing feed material. In some embodiments, a substoichiometric amount of oxygen is used to enhance the formation of syngas. In various embodiments, both oxygen and steam are added during the conversion of the feed ...


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Kharas Karl, Durand Jason: Cobalt-molybdenum sulfide catalyst materials and methods for ethanol production from syngas. Range Fuels, Kharas Karl, Durand Jason, O CONNOR Ryan, March 12, 2009: WO/2009/032982 (5 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and compositions for the chemical conversion of syngas to alcohols. The invention includes catalyst compositions, methods of making the catalyst compositions, and methods of using the catalyst compositions. Certain embodiments teach compositions for catalyzing ...


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Ronald C Stites, Kevin T Biehle, Robert E Klepper, Richard Ridley: Multi-zone reforming methods and apparatus for conversion of devolatilized biomass to syngas. Range Fuels, O Connor & Company, Ryan P O Connor, April 5, 2011: US07919070 (4 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides improved methods and apparatus for producing syngas from any carbon-containing feed material. In one aspect, a multi-zone reformer system is provided. A first reaction zone can reduce the presence of refractory tars, while a second reaction zone in communication with t ...


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Klepper Robert E, Geertsema Arie, Robota Heinz Juergen, Stites Ronald C, Ridley Richard, Tirmizi Shakeel H, Ferraro Francis M: Methods and apparatus for producing alcohols from syngas. Range Fuels, Klepper Robert E, Geertsema Arie, Robota Heinz Juergen, Stites Ronald C, Ridley Richard, Tirmizi Shakeel H, Ferraro Francis M, O CONNOR Ryan, January 15, 2009: WO/2009/009389 (4 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for producing alcohols from syngas are disclosed herein. In some variations, syngas is catalytically converted to methanol in a first reaction zone, and residual syngas from the first reaction zone is then catalytically converted to ethanol in a second reaction zone. Also, in s ...


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George Meitzner, Karl Kharas: Methods for promoting syngas-to-alcohol catalysts. Range Fuels, O Connor & Company, Ryan P O Connor, February 7, 2012: US08110522 (2 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods of intercalating a catalyst promoter to form a catalyst composition suitable for converting syngas into alcohols, such as ethanol. Effective conditions for promoter intercalation are provided herein. This invention also provides novel compositions that can be c ...



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