Mahmoud Bahy Noureldin: Energy efficient apparatus employing energy efficient process schemes providing enhanced integration of gasification-based multi-generation and hydrocarbon refining facilities and related methods. Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Bracewell, Constance G Rhebergen, Christopher L Drymalla, February 7, 2017: US09562201 (12 worldwide citation)

Energy-efficient gasification-based multi-generation apparatus, facilities, or systems, and methods of modifying existing gasification-based multi-generation apparatus and the various conventional thermal coupling arrangements, are provided. Apparatus for managing waste heat recovery through integra ...

John D Offerman, Delman R Hogen, Jeffrey W Lighthart, Hugh McTavish: Ethanol production from biological wastes. Novus Energy, Cyr & Associates P A, December 18, 2007: US07309592 (12 worldwide citation)

The invention provides methods, apparatuses, and kits for producing ethanol and other alcohols. The methods involve fermenting organic material in a fermentation mixture to a biogas comprising methane; converting at least a portion of the biogas to synthesis gas comprising CO and H2; and contacting ...

Albin Czernichowski, Krystyna Wesolowska, Jan Czernichowski: Plasma-catalytic conversion of carbonaceous matters. Ceramatec, David Fonda, December 2, 2008: US07459594 (11 worldwide citation)

The process and the device of assistance by electric discharge plasma for a partial oxidization of various liquids or gas, has for object the gas rich production of CO and H2 (syngas) can contain the CH4 and C2H4 also, this without soot formation. Carbonaceous matters considered here are fossil orig ...

Ruihong Zhang: Anaerobic phased solids digester for biogas production from organic solid wastes. The Regents of the University of California, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Jeffry S Mann, Todd W Esker, July 7, 2009: US07556737 (11 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods for the generation of methane by a two phase anaerobic phase system (APS) digestion of organic substrates. Also provided is a device for practicing the methods of the invention. The APS-digester system is a space-efficient, high-rate solids digestion system. Th ...

Lutz Peter: Bioreactor for methanising biomass and a biogas installation for producing thermal, electric or mechanical energy from biomass using said bioreactor, method for regulating and controlling one such biogas installation. Bekon Energy Technologies, April 16, 2003: EP1301583-A2 (11 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a bioreactor for methanising biomass, a biogas installation comprising one such bioreactor, and a method for regulating and controlling one such biogas installation. The biogas reactor can be opened over a large surface by means of a flap, for loading and unloading, and can ...

Felder Mitchell S, Felder Justin, Diz Harry R: Dual hydrogen production apparatus. Nanologix, Felder Mitchell S, Felder Justin, Diz Harry R, sLERNER Eric A, December 7, 2006: WO/2006/130557 (11 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus for the dual production of hydrogen, wherein organic feed material of a primary hydrogen production apparatus is heated with excess or diverted heat from a secondary hydrogen production apparatus, thereby substantially deactivating or killing methanogens w ...

Robert Charbonneau: System for converting organic waste reservoirs onto anaerobic digesters. Michel Sofia, Ogilvy Renault, September 17, 2002: US06451206 (11 worldwide citation)

The system for converting organic waste reservoirs into anaerobic digester comprises an inflatable roof structure adapted to be installed on a variety of reservoirs to seal it from the atmosphere. The roof structure includes an inner gas-impermeable membrane which is adapted to raise and lower with ...

Tomioka Takafumi, Abe Toshiyuki, Sakai Toru, Mano Hiroshi, Okabe Kazuhiro: Method for separating methane, methane separator and methane utilization system. Taiyo Nippon Sanso, Research Institute Of Innovative Technology For The Earth, November 15, 2007: JP2007-297605 (11 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a method for separating methane which can be used for highly efficiently separating and refining methane from a biogas containing high concentration carbon dioxide, a methane separator and a methane utilization system using the method.SOLUTION: This method comprises ...

Gerald A Leone, Larry G Shilling: Systems and methods for underground storage of biogas. Casella Waste Systems, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, May 25, 2010: US07722289 (10 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for producing purified biogas are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a method includes collecting biogas from a landfill, transporting the biogas to a first well, injecting the biogas into the first well, and pressurizing the first well to store the biogas.

Alexander G Fassbender: Sewage treatment system. Speed & Rogers P A, May 17, 2005: US06893566 (10 worldwide citation)

A sewage treatment system is disclosed in which a waste stream is separated into a primary sludge and water effluent, and the primary sludge is anaerobically digested and dewatered to produce a Class A biosolid. The water effluent is aerobically digested and separated to provide a waste activated sl ...

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