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Novel catalysts and process for liquid hydrocarbon fuel production

United States Patent Application

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The present invention provides a novel process and system in which a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen synthesis gas, or syngas, is converted into hydrocarbon mixtures composed of high quality gasoline components, aromatic compounds, and lower molecular weight gaseous olefins in one reactor or step. The invention utilizes a novel molybdenum-zeolite catalyst in high pressure hydrogen for conversion, as well as a novel rhenium-zeolite catalyst in place of the molybdenum-zeolite catalyst, and provides for use of the novel catalysts in the process and system of the invention.
White, Mark G. (Spring Hill, FL), Liu, Shetian (Bartlesville, OK)
14/ 533,977
November 5, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FG3606GO86025 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government may have certain rights in the invention.