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Title: Compositions and methods of making biofuel

Abstract

The present disclosure concerns embodiments of a catalyst system, such as a mixed catalyst composition, that can be used to make biofuel. In some embodiments, the mixed catalyst composition can comprise an inorganic catalyst and an organic catalyst, such as a cyclic organic catalyst. In particular disclosed embodiments, a mixed catalyst composition comprising, consisting essentially of, or consisting of an inorganic catalyst and an organic catalyst can be used to enhance the production of biofuel, such as biodiesel, by reducing the amount of time needed to make the biofuel as compared to that needed for the inorganic catalyst or the organic catalyst independently. Also disclosed herein are combinations and kits comprising, consisting essentially of, or consisting of embodiments of a mixed catalyst composition.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, on behalf of the University of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1464219
Patent Number(s):
10030205
Application Number:
14/815,618
Assignee:
Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, on behalf of the University of Nevada, Reno (Reno, NV)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10L - FUELS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01J - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS OR COLLOID CHEMISTRY
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0003158
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jul 31
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 09 BIOMASS FUELS

Citation Formats

Chidambaram, Dev. Compositions and methods of making biofuel. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Chidambaram, Dev. Compositions and methods of making biofuel. United States.
Chidambaram, Dev. Tue . "Compositions and methods of making biofuel". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1464219.
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