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Catalysts for converting syngas into liquid hydrocarbons and methods thereof

United States Patent

March 15, 2016
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The presently-disclosed subject matter includes methods for producing liquid hydrocarbons from syngas. In some embodiments the syngas is obtained from biomass and/or comprises a relatively high amount of nitrogen and/or carbon dioxide. In some embodiments the present methods can convert syngas into liquid hydrocarbons through a one-stage process. Also provided are catalysts for producing liquid hydrocarbons from syngas, wherein the catalysts include a base material, a transition metal, and a promoter. In some embodiments the base material includes a zeolite-iron material or a cobalt-molybdenum carbide material. In still further embodiments the promoter can include an alkali metal.
Yu; Fei (Starkville, MS), Yan; Qiangu (Starkville, MS), Batchelor; William (Auburn, AL)
Mississippi State University Research and Technology Corporation (Starkville, MS)
14/ 162,606
January 23, 2014
GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with government support under grant number DE-FG36-06GO86025 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.