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ZEOLITIC CATALYTIC CONVERSION OF ALCOHOLS TO HYDROCARBONS

United States Patent Application

20140100404
A1
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A method for converting an alcohol to a hydrocarbon, the method comprising contacting said alcohol with a metal-loaded zeolite catalyst at a temperature of at least 100.degree. C. and up to 550.degree. C., wherein said alcohol can be produced by a fermentation process, said metal is a positively-charged metal ion, and said metal-loaded zeolite catalyst is catalytically active for converting said alcohol to said hydrocarbon.
Narula, Chaitanya K. (Knoxville, TN), Davison, Brian H. (Knoxville, TN), Keller, Martin (Knoxville, TN)
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge TN)
14/ 123,363
June 14, 2012
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.