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Title: Production of chemicals and fuels from biomass

Described are methods, reactor systems, and catalysts for converting biomass to fuels and chemicals in a batch and/or continuous process. The process generally involves the conversion of water insoluble components of biomass, such as hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin, to volatile C.sub.2+O.sub.1-2 oxygenates, such as alcohols, ketones, cyclic ethers, esters, carboxylic acids, aldehydes, and mixtures thereof. In certain applications, the volatile C.sub.2+O.sub.1-2 oxygenates can be collected and used as a final chemical product, or used in downstream processes to produce liquid fuels, chemicals and other products.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1230009
Report Number(s):
9,212,320
13/479,004
DOE Contract Number:
EE0003044
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 May 23
Research Org:
Virent, Inc., Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS