US Patent No: 5,928,806

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Recycling of carbon dioxide into methyl alcohol and related oxygenates for hydrocarbons

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A regenerative electrochemical cell system based on a fuel cell to oxidize methyl alcohol or other oxygenated hydrocarbons coupled with a regenerative cell to reduce carbon dioxide to form oxygenated hydrocarbons is disclosed. Methods to reversibly interconvert oxygenated hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide, to recycle carbon dioxide produced as a by-product of industrial processes, and to store and release electrical and chemical energy are also disclosed.

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIALOS ANGELES, CA842

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Olah, George A 2252 Gloaming Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 72 1385
Prakash, G K Surya 1946 Deerpeak Dr., Hacienda Heights, CA 91745 36 590

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (1)
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