We have been unable to ascertain the credentials or affiliations of the Canadian inventor named in this United States Patent.
 
However, we have previously documented the facts as presented herein from other, well-known and credible, sources, and we present this document only as confirmation of a few straightforward truths, as officially confirmed by at least one branch, the Patent Office, of the United States Government.
 
Two statements from the full Disclosure bear emphasis, as follows:
 
"Everybody also knows that we can have carbon monoxide from carbon dioxide by the chemical formula:
CO2+C=2CO where carbon, C, is red hot coal."
 
and:
 
"There are many processes converting carbon monoxide into liquid synthetic petroleum."
 
No one who has followed our posts should be able to argue with either of those assertions. They are plain and immutable facts. 
 
Coal and Carbon Dioxide can be reacted to produce one component of hydrocarbon synthesis gas.
 
Brief comment follows further excerpts from:
 
"United States Patent 6,774,149 - Carbon Monoxide into Synthetic Petroleum
 
Date: August, 2004
 
Inventor: Robert Gagnon, Quebec
 
Abstract: The process called COpetrolisation uses two catalysts instead of one, converting CO into C7H16. Addition of a NaCl catalyst to a FeO catalyst improves the efficiency of Fischer's process because the salt catalyst retains humidity. Furthermore, chlorine opens chemical chains and sodium prevents crystals of oxygen from covering the FeO catalyst. If we are equipped to produce CO from biogas or smoke and if we want to recycle this unwanted gas, we can COpetrolise this CO and yield a useful liquid. In fact, recycling CO into synthetic crude petroleum, heptane, contributes to clean air and to produce a valuable source of energy. Because CO is a renewable resource, COpetrolisation favors a lasting economic development.
 
Claims: A process for producing heptane by the reaction of an hydrogen gas with a carbon monoxide in the presence of a catalyst being made up of ...  FeO and ,,,  NaCl, characterised by the circulation of an hydrogen gas and a carbon monoxide in the presence of this iron-salt catalyst ... .
 
Field: The present invention is directed to a process for producing hydrocarbons from carbon monoxide, in particular, to a process for producing synthetic crude petroleum from carbon monoxide by catalytic hydrogenation.
 
Background: Converting carbon monoxide into synthetic petroleum by catalytic hydrogenation is a process invented by M. Fischer and. M. Tropsch during the twenties and thirties. As M. Bergius at the same time, they used an iron catalyst to produce hydrocarbons. In 1925, Fischer-Tropsch produced a real industrial synthesis of hydrocarbons and oils under normal pressure with a cobalt catalyst and thorine. These processes were improved in 1930 and during world war 2 using nickel and nickel-cobalt catalysts. The Fischer-Tropsch process was also applied in England by the Synthetic Oil Cy Ltd ... .
 
Summary: There are many processes converting carbon monoxide into liquid synthetic petroleum. Everybody knows that catalytic hydrogenation is feasible but its efficiency is problematic mostly because of the instability due to the unavoidable presence of oxygen and water vapor in the reactor. We also know that catalysts act as accelerators or as decelerators in chemical reactions without being part of the finished products. In converting carbon monoxide into liquid synthetic petroleum by catalytic hydrogenation, the use of an iron catalyst or other similar catalysts necessitates many manipulations which may affect expected output. COpetrolisation brings in a second catalyst, salt, which retains humidity. Furthermore, chlorine opens chemical chains and sodium prevents crystals of oxygen from covering the iron catalyst. Doing so, the salt catalyst improves the action of the iron catalyst. Catalytic hydrogenation of carbon monoxide becomes more regular and easier to standardize.
 
Many sources of carbon monoxide has been experienced: for example, blogas, smoke, etc. are fundamental sources of CO and raw materials for future processing by COpetrolisation. Everybody also knows that we can have carbon monoxide from carbon dioxide by the chemical formula: CO2+C=2CO where carbon, C, is red hot coal."
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In honesty, Gagnon's technology is intended, as he specifies, to synthesize primarily "Heptane", for which we presume there to be specific applications and markets.
 
The real point is, though: Hydrocarbons, as in this, and in the Fischer-Tropsch technology, can be synthesized from Carbon Monoxide.
 
And, as confirmed herein, a valuable, and accessible, source of Carbon Monoxide, through the intermediary of hot Coal, is Carbon Dioxide.

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