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United States Patent Application

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Methods of separating a bio-oil are disclosed. The method comprises contacting a bio-oil with a supercritical alkane to dissolve non-polar compounds of the bio-oil in the supercritical alkane. The bio-oil is produced from a biomass by a thermochemical process. The non-polar compounds are removed from the bio-oil to produce a fractionated bio-oil comprising polar compounds.
Ginosar, Daniel M. (Idaho Falls, ID), Petkovic, Lucia M. (Idaho Falls, ID), Newby, Deborah T. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls ID)
14/ 280,026
May 16, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-051D14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.