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Catalyst structure and method of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

United States Patent

June 15, 2004
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The present invention includes Fischer-Tropsch catalysts, reactions using Fischer-Tropsch catalysts, methods of making Fischer-Tropsch catalysts, processes of hydrogenating carbon monoxide, and fuels made using these processes. The invention provides the ability to hydrogenate carbon monoxide with low contact times, good conversion rates and low methane selectivities. In a preferred method, the catalyst is made using a metal foam support.
Wang; Yong (Richland, WA), Vanderwiel; David P. (Richland, WA), Tonkovich; Anna Lee Y. (Pasco, WA), Gao; Yufei (Kennewick, WA), Baker; Eddie G. (Pasco, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
10/ 282,554
October 28, 2002
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.