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Title: One-step catalytic conversion of biomass-derived carbohydrates to liquid fuels

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for manufacture of hydrocarbon fuels and oxygenated hydrocarbon fuels such as alkyl substituted tetrahydrofurans such as 2,5-dimethyltetrahydrofuran, 2-methyltetrahydrofuran, 5-methylfurfural and mixtures thereof. The method generally entails forming a mixture of reactants that includes carbonaceous material, water, a metal catalyst and an acid reacting that mixture in the presence of hydrogen. The reaction is performed at a temperature and for a time sufficient to produce a furan type hydrocarbon fuel. The process may be adapted to provide continuous manufacture of hydrocarbon fuels such as a furan type fuel.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1127128
Patent Number(s):
8674150
Application Number:
12/930,602
Assignee:
Penn State Research Foundation (University Park, PA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07D - HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10L - FUELS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-84ER13295
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Jan 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS

Citation Formats

Sen, Ayusman, and Yang, Weiran. One-step catalytic conversion of biomass-derived carbohydrates to liquid fuels. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Sen, Ayusman, & Yang, Weiran. One-step catalytic conversion of biomass-derived carbohydrates to liquid fuels. United States.
Sen, Ayusman, and Yang, Weiran. Tue . "One-step catalytic conversion of biomass-derived carbohydrates to liquid fuels". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1127128.
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