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Title: Catalysts and methods for reforming oxygenated compounds

Abstract

Disclosed are catalysts and methods that can reform aqueous solutions of oxygenated compounds such as ethylene glycol, glycerol, sugar alcohols, and sugars to generate products such as hydrogen and alkanes. In some embodiments, aqueous solutions containing at least 20 wt % of the oxygenated compounds can be reformed over a catalyst comprising a Group VIII transition metal and a Group VIIB transition metal, preferably supported on an activated carbon-supported catalyst. In other embodiments, catalysts are provided for the production of hydrogen or alkanes at reaction temperatures less than 300° C.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Virent, Inc., Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531749
Patent Number(s):
8231857
Application Number:
12/158,635
Assignee:
Virent, Inc. (Madison, WI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
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:  
FC36-04GO14258
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2006-12-18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Cortright, Randy D., Vollendorf, Nicholas W., Hornemann, Charles C., and McMahon, Shawn P. Catalysts and methods for reforming oxygenated compounds. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Cortright, Randy D., Vollendorf, Nicholas W., Hornemann, Charles C., & McMahon, Shawn P. Catalysts and methods for reforming oxygenated compounds. United States.
Cortright, Randy D., Vollendorf, Nicholas W., Hornemann, Charles C., and McMahon, Shawn P. Tue . "Catalysts and methods for reforming oxygenated compounds". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531749.
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abstractNote = {Disclosed are catalysts and methods that can reform aqueous solutions of oxygenated compounds such as ethylene glycol, glycerol, sugar alcohols, and sugars to generate products such as hydrogen and alkanes. In some embodiments, aqueous solutions containing at least 20 wt % of the oxygenated compounds can be reformed over a catalyst comprising a Group VIII transition metal and a Group VIIB transition metal, preferably supported on an activated carbon-supported catalyst. In other embodiments, catalysts are provided for the production of hydrogen or alkanes at reaction temperatures less than 300° C.},
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