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Title: One-step catalytic conversion of biomass-derived carbohydrates to liquid fuels

The invention relates to a method for manufacture of hydrocarbon fuels and oxygenated hydrocarbon fuels such as alkyl substituted tetrahydrofurans such as 2,5-dimethyltetrahydrofuran, 2-methyltetrahydrofuran, 5-methylfurfural and mixtures thereof. The method generally entails forming a mixture of reactants that includes carbonaceous material, water, a metal catalyst and an acid reacting that mixture in the presence of hydrogen. The reaction is performed at a temperature and for a time sufficient to produce a furan type hydrocarbon fuel. The process may be adapted to provide continuous manufacture of hydrocarbon fuels such as a furan type fuel.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1127128
Report Number(s):
8,674,150
12/930,602
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-84ER13295
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Penn State Research Foundation, University Park, PA, USA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS