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United States Patent Application

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Disclosed herein are embodiments of a method for making fuels and feedstocks from readily available alcohol starting materials. In some embodiments, the method concerns converting alcohols to carbonyl-containing compounds and then condensing such carbonyl-containing compounds together to form oligomerized species. These oligomerized species can then be reduced using by-products from the conversion of the alcohol. In some embodiments, the method further comprises converting saturated, oligomerized, carbonyl-containing compounds to aliphatic fuels.
Sutton, Andrew D. (Los Alamos, NM), Brooks, Ty (Los Alamos, NM), Jenkins, Rhodri (Los Alamos, NM), Moore, Cameron (Los Alamos, NM), Staples, Orion (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC
15/ 205,982
July 8, 2016
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.