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United States Patent Application

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The present disclosure concerns embodiments of a catalyst system, such as a mixed catalyst composition, that can be used to make biofuel. In some embodiments, the mixed catalyst composition can comprise an inorganic catalyst and an organic catalyst, such as a cyclic organic catalyst. In particular disclosed embodiments, a mixed catalyst composition comprising, consisting essentially of, or consisting of an inorganic catalyst and an organic catalyst can be used to enhance the production of biofuel, such as biodiesel, by reducing the amount of time needed to make the biofuel as compared to that needed for the inorganic catalyst or the organic catalyst independently. Also disclosed herein are combinations and kits comprising, consisting essentially of, or consisting of embodiments of a mixed catalyst composition.
Chidambaram, Dev (Reno, NV)
Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Edu., on behalf of the University of Nevada, Reno (Reno NV)
14/ 815,618
July 31, 2015
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under grant number DE-EE0003158 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.