Patent Number: 8,795,399

Title: Pretreatment of biomass feed for gasification

Abstract: A process for pretreating a biomass feedstock for gasification for the production of syngas. The biomass feed, which is preferably a lignocellulosic material, is subjected to torrefaction that increases its energy density, friability, and results in higher efficiency gasification of the torrefied biomass.

Inventors: Hitchingham; Jacqueline R. (Anoka, MN), White; Lloyd R. (Minneapolis, MN)

Assignee: Syngas Technology, LLC

International Classification: C01B 3/36 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018