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Joseph S Shabtai, Wlodzimierz W Zmierczak, Esteban Chornet: Process for conversion of lignin to reformulated hydrocarbon gasoline. The University of Utah Research Foundation, Gregory M Taylor, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, September 28, 1999: US05959167 (67 worldwide citation)

A process for converting lignin into high-quality reformulated hydrocarbon gasoline compositions in high yields is disclosed. The process is a two-stage, catalytic reaction process that produces a reformulated hydrocarbon gasoline product with a controlled amount of aromatics. In the first stage, a ...


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Joseph S Shabtai, Wlodzimierz W Zmierczak, Esteban Chornet: Process for conversion of lignin to reformulated, partially oxygenated gasoline. The University of Utah, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, January 9, 2001: US06172272 (57 worldwide citation)

A high-yield process for converting lignin into reformulated, partially oxygenated gasoline compositions of high quality is provided. The process is a two-stage catalytic reaction process that produces a reformulated, partially oxygenated gasoline product with a controlled amount of aromatics. In th ...


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Wlodzimierz W Zmierczak, Jan D Miller: Processes for catalytic conversion of lignin to liquid bio-fuels and novel bio-fuels. University of Utah Research Foundation, Workman Nydegger, June 21, 2011: US07964761 (10 worldwide citation)

Processes for conversion of lignin to liquid products such as bio-fuels and fuel additives are disclosed and described. A process for conversion of a lignin material to bio-fuels can include subjecting the lignin material to a base catalyzed depolymerization reaction to produce a partially depolymer ...


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Jan D Miller, Jan Hupka, Wlodzimierz W Zmierczak: Cyclone reactor and associated methods. University of Utah Research Foundation, Thorpe North & Western, September 30, 2008: US07429621 (5 worldwide citation)

A method of synthesizing and reacting compounds in a cyclone reactor (10) is disclosed and described. A liquid carrier can be provided which can include solid catalyst particles, liquid catalysts, and/or liquid reactants. The liquid carrier can be formed into a swirl layer (38) within the cyclone re ...


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Wlodzimierz W Zmierczak, Jan D Miller: Processes for catalytic conversion of lignin to liquid bio-fuels and novel bio-fuels. University of Utah Research Foundation, Workman Nydegger, October 30, 2012: US08299310 (2 worldwide citation)

Processes for conversion of lignin to products such as phenolic compounds and biofuels prepared from such phenolic compounds are disclosed and described. A process for conversion of a lignin material to bio-fuels can include subjecting the lignin material to a base catalyzed depolymerization reactio ...


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Wlodzimierz W Zmierczak, Jan Dean Miller, Raj Rajamani, Steven Messiter, Nicholas Drinnan, Edward Choros: Fluid-sparged helical channel reactor and associated methods. University of Utah Research Foundation, Ambre Energy, Thorpe North & Western, March 17, 2015: US08980196

A method of reacting compounds can include directing a liquid into a helical constrained flow (37) having an inner circumferential flow surface and an outer circumferential flow surface. The helical constrained flow (37) can be formed around an axial interior volume (38). At least a portion of the h ...


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Jan D Miller, Jan Hupka, Wlodzimierz W Zmierczak: Cyclone Reactor and Associated Methods. University Of Utah, Thorpe North & Western, October 25, 2007: US20070249737-A1

A method of synthesizing and reacting compounds in a cyclone reactor is disclosed and described. A liquid carrier can be provided which can include solid catalyst particles, liquid catalysts, and/or liquid reactants. The liquid carrier can be formed into a swirl layer within the reactor. A reactant ...


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Wlodzimierz W Zmierczak, Jan D Miller: Processes for catalytic conversion of lignin to liquid bio-fuels and novel bio-fuels. Workman Nydegger, February 28, 2008: US20080050792-A1

Processes for conversion of lignin to liquid products such as bio-fuels and fuel additives are disclosed and described. A process for conversion of a lignin material to bio-fuels can include subjecting the lignin material to a base catalyzed depolymerization reaction to produce a partially depolymer ...


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Joseph S Shabtai, Wlodzimierz W Zmierczak, Esteban Chornet, David Johnson: Process for converting lignins into a high octane additive. Paul J White Senior Counsel, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, May 29, 2003: US20030100807-A1

The invention includes a process for converting biomass into C7-C10 alkylbenzenes useful as blending components for petroleum or petroleum derived fuels. The process includes a base catalyzed depolymerization of lignin within the biomass, followed by hydroprocessing of the depolymerized lignin to C7 ...


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Joseph S Shabtai, Wlodzimierz W Zmierczak, Esteban Chornet, David Johnson: Process for converting lignins into a high octane blending component. Paul J White, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, June 26, 2003: US20030115792-A1

The invention includes a process for converting biomass into C7-C10 alkylbenzenes useful as blending components for petroleum or petroleum derived fuels. The process includes a base catalyzed depolymerization of lignin within the biomass, followed by hydroprocessing of the depolymerized lignin to C7 ...



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