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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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Cody James Ellens, Jared Nathaniel Brown, Anthony Joseph Sherwood Pollard, Dennis Stephan Banasiak: Methods for integrated fast pyrolysis processing of biomass. Avello Bioenery, O Connor & Company, Ryan P O Connor, January 24, 2012: US08100990 (18 worldwide citation)

Methods, process, apparatus, equipment, and systems are disclosed for converting biomass into bio-oil fractions for chemicals, materials, feedstocks and fuels using a low-cost, integrated fast pyrolysis system. The system improves upon prior art by creating stable, bio-oil fractions which have uniqu ...


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Vesa Pylkkanen: Deicer compositions and processes for making deicers. API Intellectual Property Holdings, Ryan P O Connor, March 25, 2014: US08679364 (10 worldwide citation)

The formulation of the current invention provides better deicing and anti-icing performance than commercial acetate-based deicing solutions. The performance is consistently better in all testing categories including melting, penetration, undercutting, and friction. The corrosiveness is similar to co ...


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Theodora Retsina, Vesa Pylkkanen: Processes for producing fermentable sugars and low-ash biomass for combustion or pellets. API Intellectual Property Holdings, Ryan P O Connor, April 1, 2014: US08685685 (7 worldwide citation)

This invention provides processes and apparatus to convert biomass, including wood and agricultural residues, into low-ash biomass pellets for combustion, alone or in combination with another solid fuel. Some embodiments provide processes for producing hemicellulosic sugars and low-ash biomass from ...


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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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Dennis Stephan Banasiak, Cody James Ellens, Anthony Joseph Sherwood Pollard, Jared Nathaniel Brown: Methods for integrated fast pyrolysis processing of biomass. Avello Bioenergy, O Connor & Company, Ryan P O Connor, April 23, 2013: US08425633 (5 worldwide citation)

Methods, process, apparatus, equipment, and systems are disclosed for converting biomass into bio-oil fractions for chemicals, materials, feedstocks and fuels using a low-cost, integrated fast pyrolysis system. The system improves upon prior art by creating stable, bio-oil fractions which have uniqu ...


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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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Theodora Retsina, Vesa Pylkkanen: Process for producing hemicellulose sugars and energy from biomass. API Intellectual Property Holdings, Ryan P O Connor, August 27, 2013: US08518672 (3 worldwide citation)

A method for the production of alcohol and other bioproducts hemicelluloses extracted from biomass prior to thermal conversion of the biomass to energy. The process can be integrated with the host plant process to minimize the energy loss from extracting hemicelluloses. Also disclosed is a Stepwise ...



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