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Title: Energy densification of biomass-derived organic acids

Abstract

A process for upgrading an organic acid includes neutralizing the organic acid to form a salt and thermally decomposing the resulting salt to form an energy densified product. In certain embodiments, the organic acid is levulinic acid. The process may further include upgrading the energy densified product by conversion to alcohol and subsequent dehydration.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of Maine System Board of Trustees, Bangor, ME (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1082675
Patent Number(s):
8,362,306
Application Number:
12/912,387
Assignee:
University of Maine System Board of Trustees (Bangor, ME)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-07ER46373; FG02-08G018165
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Oct 26
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Wheeler, M. Clayton, van Walsum, G. Peter, Schwartz, Thomas J., and van Heiningen, Adriaan. Energy densification of biomass-derived organic acids. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Wheeler, M. Clayton, van Walsum, G. Peter, Schwartz, Thomas J., & van Heiningen, Adriaan. Energy densification of biomass-derived organic acids. United States.
Wheeler, M. Clayton, van Walsum, G. Peter, Schwartz, Thomas J., and van Heiningen, Adriaan. Tue . "Energy densification of biomass-derived organic acids". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1082675.
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