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METHODS FOR CONVERSION OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC-DERIVED PRODUCTS TO TRANSPORTATION FUEL PRECURSORS

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20170130138
9,777,224
A1
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Methods are disclosed for converting a biomass-derived product containing levulinic acid and/or gamma-valerolactone to a transportation fuel precursor product containing diesel like hydrocarbons. These methods are expected to produce fuel products at a reduced cost relative to conventional approaches.
Lilga, Michael A. (Richland, WA), Padmaperuma, Asanga B. (Richland, WA)
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Richland WA)
15/ 345,305
November 7, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHTS TO INVENTION MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.