Integrated Supercritical Technology to Produce High Quality Biofuels and Power

Gheorghe Antiescu (Inventor), Lawrence L. Tavlarides (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

The present invention relates to a power generation system, which includes a source of a seed oil, a source of alcohol, and a reactor in communication with the source of seed oil and the source of alcohol. The reactor produces a biofuel product. The system has a power source that operates on a biofuel energy source to produce heated exhaust. The power source is in communication with the reactor to utilize a portion of the biofuel product as its biofuel energy source. The system has a heat transfer mechanism that transfers heat from the exhaust manifold to the reactor. The power source also converts mechanical power into electrical power. Also disclosed is a system that involves extraction of oil from an oilseed product. A method of extracting oil from an oilseed product, a method of making a transesterified seed oil, and a method of making a biofuel are also disclosed, as are products obtained thereby.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent number8,690,967
StatePublished - Aug 21 2008

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