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CONVERSION OF OLIGOMERIC STARCH, CELLULOSE, HYDROLYSATES OR SUGARS TO HYDROCARBONS

United States Patent Application

20170022122
A1
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Embodiments of the present invention are directed to the conversion of a source material (e.g., a depolymerized oligosaccharide mixture, a monomeric sugar, a hydrolysate, or a mixture of monomeric sugars) to intermediate molecules containing 7 to 26 contiguous carbon atoms. These intermediates may also be converted 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 (Los Alamos, NM), Gordon, John Cameron (Los Alamos, NM), Wu, Ruilian (Los Alamos, NM), Kimball, David B. (Los Alamos, NM)
15/ 284,378
October 3, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [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.