Patent Number: 8,822,553

Title: Coal-to-liquid systems and methods

Abstract: A Coal-to-Liquid Fuels production process by which carbon dioxide (CO.sub.2) exhaust by-products are significantly reduced, if not eliminated, through a system comprising the generation of a first hydrogen (H.sub.2) product and carbon from coal and generating carbon monoxide (CO) by reacting the Carbon (C) with CO.sub.2. A second hydrogen (H.sub.2) product is generated through catalyzation of water, methane reformation, electrolysis of water, or other reaction processes. Carbon monoxide (CO) is reacted with the first and second hydrogen (H.sub.2) products to form a first hydrocarbon group having Olefins. The first hydrocarbon group, as Olefins, are further reacted to form C1-40 alcohols, Kerosene, Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, and Jet Fuel, and combinations thereof. At least a portion of the finished fuel blends are optionally used to generate electricity for use in the fuels production process or for distribution to an external power grid. Kerosene, Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, and/or Jet Fuel are optionally blended with C1-C40 alcohol combinations for most efficient utilization of all available Carbon and to improve combustion characteristics of the finished fuels.

Inventors: Wenzel; Deborah (San Francisco, CA)

Assignee: Saga Fuel Systems, Inc.

International Classification: C07C 1/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018