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CONVERSION OF OLIGOMERIC STARCH, CELLULOSE, OR SUGARS TO HYDROCARBONS

United States Patent Application

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20150251969
9,469,574
A1
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The present invention is directed to the one step selective conversion of starch, cellulose, or glucose to molecules containing 7 to 26 contiguous carbon atoms. The invention is also directed to the conversion of those intermediates to saturated hydrocarbons. Such saturated hydrocarbons are useful as, for example, fuels.
Silks, Louis A. (Los Alamos, NM), Sutton, Andrew (Los Alamos, NM), Kim, Jin Kyung (Daejeon, KR), Gordon, John Cameron (Los Alamos, NM), Wu, Ruilian (Los Alamos, NM), Kimball, David B. (Los Alamos, NM)
14/ 413,552
September 14, 2012
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.