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Method of generating hydrocarbon reagents from diesel, natural gas and other logistical fuels

United States Patent

June 29, 2010
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The present invention provides a process for producing reagents for a chemical reaction by introducing a fuel containing hydrocarbons into a flash distillation process wherein the fuel is separated into a first component having a lower average molecular weight and a second component having a higher average molecular weight. The first component is then reformed to produce synthesis gas wherein the synthesis gas is reacted catalytically to produce the desire reagent.
Herling; Darrell R. (Richland, WA), Aardahl; Chris L. (Richland, WA), Rozmiarek; Robert T. (Middleton, WI), Rappe; Kenneth G. (Richland, WA), Wang; Yong (Richland, WA), Holladay; Jamelyn D. (Kennewick, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
12/ 210,741
September 15, 2008
The invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RLO 1830, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.