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Title: Methods and systems for generating polyols

Abstract

Disclosed are methods for generating propylene glycol, ethylene glycol and other polyols, diols, ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and alcohols from biomass using hydrogen produced from the biomass. The methods involve reacting a portion of an aqueous stream of a biomass feedstock solution over a catalyst under aqueous phase reforming conditions to produce hydrogen, and then reacting the hydrogen and the aqueous feedstock solution over a catalyst to produce propylene glycol, ethylene glycal and the other polyols, diols, ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and alcohols. The disclosed methods can be run at lower temperatures and pressures, and allows for the production of oxygenated hydrocarbons without the need for hydrogen from an external source.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Virent Energy Systems, Inc., Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531641
Patent Number(s):
7767867
Application Number:
11/800,671
Assignee:
Virent Energy Systems, Inc. (Madison, WI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01J - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS OR COLLOID CHEMISTRY
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-05GO15046
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2007-05-07
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Cortright, Randy D. Methods and systems for generating polyols. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Cortright, Randy D. Methods and systems for generating polyols. United States.
Cortright, Randy D. Tue . "Methods and systems for generating polyols". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531641.
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