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CATALYSTS AND METHODS FOR CONVERTING CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS TO FUELS

United States Patent Application

20150353840
A1
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This disclosure relates to catalysts and processes designed to convert DME and/or methanol and hydrogen (H.sub.2) to desirable liquid fuels. These catalysts produce the fuels efficiently and with a high selectivity and yield, and reduce the formation of aromatic hydrocarbons by incorporating H.sub.2 into the products. This disclosure also describes process methods to further upgrade these fuels to higher molecular weight liquid fuel mixtures, which have physical properties comparable with current commercially used liquid fuels.
HENSLEY, Jesse (Arvada, CO), RUDDY, Daniel A. (Lafayette, CO), SCHAIDLE, Joshua A. (Arvada, CO), BEHL, Mayank (Lakewood, CO)
14/ 731,673
June 5, 2015
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08G028308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.