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Title: Process for improving the energy density of feedstocks using formate salts

Abstract

Methods of forming liquid hydrocarbons through thermal deoxygenation of cellulosic compounds are disclosed. Aspects cover methods including the steps of mixing a levulinic acid salt-containing feedstock with a formic acid salt, exposing the mixture to a high temperature condition to form hydrocarbon vapor, and condensing the hydrocarbon vapor to form liquid hydrocarbons, where both the formic acid salt and the levulinic acid salt-containing feedstock decompose at the high temperature condition and wherein one or more of the mixing, exposing, and condensing steps is carried out a pressure between about vacuum and about 10 bar.

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:
1213458
Patent Number(s):
9120712
Application Number:
13/331,210
Assignee:
University of Maine System Board of Trustees (Bangor, ME)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07C - ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-08GO18165
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Dec 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Wheeler, Marshall Clayton, van Heiningen, Adriaan R.P., and Case, Paige A. Process for improving the energy density of feedstocks using formate salts. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Wheeler, Marshall Clayton, van Heiningen, Adriaan R.P., & Case, Paige A. Process for improving the energy density of feedstocks using formate salts. United States.
Wheeler, Marshall Clayton, van Heiningen, Adriaan R.P., and Case, Paige A. Tue . "Process for improving the energy density of feedstocks using formate salts". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1213458.
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abstractNote = {Methods of forming liquid hydrocarbons through thermal deoxygenation of cellulosic compounds are disclosed. Aspects cover methods including the steps of mixing a levulinic acid salt-containing feedstock with a formic acid salt, exposing the mixture to a high temperature condition to form hydrocarbon vapor, and condensing the hydrocarbon vapor to form liquid hydrocarbons, where both the formic acid salt and the levulinic acid salt-containing feedstock decompose at the high temperature condition and wherein one or more of the mixing, exposing, and condensing steps is carried out a pressure between about vacuum and about 10 bar.},
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