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NREL patents catalyst that reforms tar into syngas

3:43 AM MDT | August 30, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL; Golden, CO) says it has patented a catalyst that reforms tar into synthetic gas (syngas), which can accelerate the process of preparing biomass for fuel synthesis and use as a drop-in fuel. Biomass that is used in fuel is combusted into carbon dioxide, which is food for future biomass. The result is that 90% of carbon emissions can be recycled into new biomass, NREL says. NREL created the catalyst by mixing ceramic particles with a solution of nickel, magnesium, and potassium salts. Biomass-derived syngas is a...

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