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I've been doing some web research in this area, and AFAICT, Thermal depolymerization is a less-used synonym for Hydrothermal liquefaction.
The only reference I can find is http://newoilresources.com/process.html which I don't think is notable, but the descriptions of the process are essentially the same - heat wet biomass to a high temperature, under pressure, such that the water is critical, for a relatively short period of time. --Chriswaterguy talk 05:17, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
- Oppose: HL definition given involves "wet biomass". TD, while clearly related, can involve synthetic feedstock: note TD ref which lists e.g. "turkey offal, tires, plastic bottles, harbor-dredged muck, old computers, municipal garbage, cornstalks, paper-pulp effluent, infectious medical waste, oil-refinery residues" -- Limulus (talk) 18:49, 24 February 2014 (UTC)