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Title: Process to convert biomass and refuse derived fuel to ethers and/or alcohols

Abstract

A process for conversion of a feedstock selected from the group consisting of biomass and refuse derived fuel (RDF) to provide reformulated gasoline components comprising a substantial amount of materials selected from the group consisting of ethers, alcohols, or mixtures thereof, comprising: drying said feedstock; subjecting said dried feedstock to fast pyrolysis using a vortex reactor or other means; catalytically cracking vapors resulting from said pyrolysis using a zeolite catalyst; condensing any aromatic byproduct fraction; catalytically alkylating any benzene present in said vapors after condensation; catalytically oligomerizing any remaining ethylene and propylene to higher olefins; isomerizing said olefins to reactive iso-olefins; and catalytically reacting said iso-olefins with an alcohol to form ethers or with water to form alcohols.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [4];  [1]
  1. Lakewood, CO
  2. Evergreen, CO
  3. Arvada, CO
  4. Golden, CO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
870364
Patent Number(s):
5504259
Assignee:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; convert; biomass; refuse; derived; fuel; ethers; alcohols; conversion; feedstock; selected; consisting; rdf; provide; reformulated; gasoline; components; comprising; substantial; amount; materials; mixtures; drying; subjecting; dried; fast; pyrolysis; vortex; reactor; means; catalytically; cracking; vapors; resulting; zeolite; catalyst; condensing; aromatic; byproduct; fraction; alkylating; benzene; condensation; oligomerizing; remaining; ethylene; propylene; olefins; isomerizing; reactive; iso-olefins; reacting; alcohol; form; water; materials selected; derived fuel; refuse derived; substantial amount; fast pyrolysis; zeolite catalyst; vortex reactor; components comprising; /999/585/

Citation Formats

Diebold, James P, Scahill, John W, Chum, Helena L, Evans, Robert J, Rejai, Bahman, Bain, Richard L, and Overend, Ralph P. Process to convert biomass and refuse derived fuel to ethers and/or alcohols. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Diebold, James P, Scahill, John W, Chum, Helena L, Evans, Robert J, Rejai, Bahman, Bain, Richard L, & Overend, Ralph P. Process to convert biomass and refuse derived fuel to ethers and/or alcohols. United States.
Diebold, James P, Scahill, John W, Chum, Helena L, Evans, Robert J, Rejai, Bahman, Bain, Richard L, and Overend, Ralph P. Mon . "Process to convert biomass and refuse derived fuel to ethers and/or alcohols". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870364.
@article{osti_870364,
title = {Process to convert biomass and refuse derived fuel to ethers and/or alcohols},
author = {Diebold, James P and Scahill, John W and Chum, Helena L and Evans, Robert J and Rejai, Bahman and Bain, Richard L and Overend, Ralph P},
abstractNote = {A process for conversion of a feedstock selected from the group consisting of biomass and refuse derived fuel (RDF) to provide reformulated gasoline components comprising a substantial amount of materials selected from the group consisting of ethers, alcohols, or mixtures thereof, comprising: drying said feedstock; subjecting said dried feedstock to fast pyrolysis using a vortex reactor or other means; catalytically cracking vapors resulting from said pyrolysis using a zeolite catalyst; condensing any aromatic byproduct fraction; catalytically alkylating any benzene present in said vapors after condensation; catalytically oligomerizing any remaining ethylene and propylene to higher olefins; isomerizing said olefins to reactive iso-olefins; and catalytically reacting said iso-olefins with an alcohol to form ethers or with water to form alcohols.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {1}
}

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