Patents by Inventor Michael Tanzio

Michael Tanzio has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10351783
    Abstract: Methods of separating products from the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are recovered and separated using a quench system and solvent contacting system that employs materials produced in the pyrolysis process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Anellotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Tanzio, Charles M. Sorensen, Jr., Marc E. Schneidkraut, Jeffrey P. Whiting
  • Publication number: 20180094197
    Abstract: Methods of separating products from the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are recovered and separated using a quench system and solvent contacting system that employs materials produced in the pyrolysis process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Tanzio, Charles M. Sorensen, JR., Marc E. Schneidkraut, Jeffrey P. Whiting
  • Patent number: 9845246
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved process for recovering CO from a catalytic fast pyrolysis (CFP) process product effluent. The process comprises the steps of: a) providing a first vapor phase stream resulting from a CFP process comprising, on a water-free and solids-free basis, from 25 to 80% CO and at least 15% CO2, b) mixing the first vapor phase stream of step a) with a particular solvent to make a mixed phase stream, c) separating the mixed phase stream of step b) into a second vapor phase stream comprising CO and a liquid phase stream, and d) recovering a product stream from the second vapor phase stream of step c) having a higher concentration of CO and a lower concentration of CO2 than the first vapor phase stream of step a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: ANELLOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Eugene Schmelzer, Charles Sorensen, Michael Tanzio
  • Patent number: 9790179
    Abstract: Methods of separating products from the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are recovered and separated using a quench system and solvent contacting system that employs materials produced in the pyrolysis process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Anellotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Tanzio, Charles M. Sorensen, Jr., Marc E. Schneidkraut, Jeffrey P. Whiting
  • Publication number: 20160137924
    Abstract: Methods of separating and utilizing char produced by the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the char from a catalytic pyrolysis reactor is recovered and treated and combusted to provide heat to the catalytic pyrolysis reactor. A novel char and methods of amending soil with a char composition are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Terry J. Mazanec, Michael Tanzio, Charles M. Sorensen, JR., Ruozhi Song, Jian Shi, Yu-Ting Cheng, William F. Igoe, JR., Alkis Rappas, Sandeep K. Goud
  • Publication number: 20160122190
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved process for recovering CO from a catalytic fast pyrolysis (CFP) process product effluent. The process comprises the steps of: a) providing a first vapor phase stream resulting from a CFP process comprising, on a water-free and solids-free basis, from 25 to 80% CO and at least 15% CO2, b) mixing the first vapor phase stream of step a) with a particular solvent to make a mixed phase stream, c) separating the mixed phase stream of step b) into a second vapor phase stream comprising CO and a liquid phase stream, and d) recovering a product stream from the second vapor phase stream of step c) having a higher concentration of CO and a lower concentration of CO2 than the first vapor phase stream of step a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Eugene Schmelzer, Charles Sorensen, Michael Tanzio
  • Publication number: 20160002162
    Abstract: Methods of separating products from the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are recovered and separated using a quench system and solvent contacting system that employs materials produced in the pyrolysis process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Tanzio, Charles M. Sorensen, JR., Marc E. Schneidkraut, Jeffrey P. Whiting