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Catalytic conversion of alcohols having at least three carbon atoms to hydrocarbon blendstock

United States Patent

November 10, 2015
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A method for producing a hydrocarbon blendstock, the method comprising contacting at least one saturated acyclic alcohol having at least three and up to ten carbon atoms with a metal-loaded zeolite catalyst at a temperature of at least C. and up to C., wherein the metal is a positively-charged metal ion, and the metal-loaded zeolite catalyst is catalytically active for converting the alcohol to the hydrocarbon blendstock, wherein the method directly produces a hydrocarbon blendstock having less than 1 vol % ethylene and at least 35 vol % of hydrocarbon compounds containing at least eight carbon atoms.
Narula; Chaitanya K. (Knoxville, TN), Davison; Brian H. (Knoxville, TN)
14/ 321,012
July 1, 2014
This invention was made with government support under Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.