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Foster A AGBLEVOR, Nii Ofei Mante: Production of pyrolysis oil. Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties. September 2011: US 20110213188

Methods for fractional catalytic pyrolysis which allow for conversion of biomass into a slate of desired products without the need for post-pyrolysis separation are described. The methods involve use of a fluid catalytic bed which is maintained at a suitable pyrolysis temperature. Biomass is added ...


Foster A Agblevor, Jactone Arogo-Ogejo, Susan W Gay: Biodegradable litter amendment material from agricultural residues. Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties May 2011: US 20110113960

The present invention relates to a biodegradable material for controlling ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, odor, and/or volatile organic compounds emissions from organic wastes. The biodegradable material in accordance with the present invention may be used to control, reduce, or prevent noxious ...


Foster A Agblevor: Production of stable biomass pyrolysis oils using fractional catalytic pyrolysis. Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties. August 2010: US 20100212215

Methods for fractional catalytic pyrolysis which allow for conversion of biomass into a slate of desired products without the need for post-pyrolysis separation are described. The methods involve use of a fluid catalytic bed which is maintained at a suitable pyrolysis temperature. Biomass is added ...


Foster A AGBLEVOR: Thermochemical method for conversion of poultry litter. February 2009: US 20090031616

Methods for converting waste litter into a product slate by pyrolysis are described. Waste litter is entrained in a non-reactive gas and delivered to a fluid reactor bed maintained at a temperature sufficient to cause pyrolysis of the poultry litter. The reactor bed consists of a fluidizing medium, ...


Foster A Agblevor: Method for producing bioethanol from a lignocellulosicbiomass and recycled paper sludge. September 2009: US 20090239278

A method producing ethanol by combining an plant fiber material containing calcium carbonate with at least one lignocellulosic agricultural residue into a mixture. The plant fiber material can be a paper sludge. The mixture is then hydrolyzed and the resultant hydrolysate is then fermented into ...


Foster A Agblevor: Fractional catalytic pyrolysis of biomass. July 2009: US 20090165378

Methods for fractional catalytic pyrolysis which allow for conversion of biomass into a slate of desired products without the need for post-pyrolysis separation are described. The methods involve use of a fluid catalytic bed which is maintained at a suitable pyrolysis temperature. Biomass is added ...


Foster A AGBLEVOR, Jactone Arogo-Ogejo, Susan W Gay: Biodegradable Litter Amendment Material from Agricultural Residues. February 2008: US 20080050273

The present invention relates to a biodegradable material for controlling ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, odor, and/or volatile organic compounds emissions from organic wastes. The biodegradable material in accordance with the present invention may be used to control, reduce, or prevent noxious ...


Foster Aryi AgblevorMethod for producing bioethanol from a lignocellulosicbiomass and recycled paper sludge. June 2007: US 20070134781

A method producing ethanol by combining an plant fiber material containing calcium carbonate with at least one lignocellulosic agricultural residue into a mixture. The plant fiber material can be a paper sludge. The mixture is then hydrolyzed and the resultant hydrolysate is then fermented into ...


Foster A Agblevor, Timothy G Evans: Method for production of lactic acid. Wessex May 2007: US 7217545

A method for production of lactic acid involving extracting protein from a natural renewable feedstock, preferably extracted from lignocellulose sources such as soybean hull, separating the feedstock into liquid and solid substrate feedstock, steam exploding the solid substrate feedstock by placing ...