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Conversion of oligomeric starch, cellulose, or sugars to hydrocarbons

United States Patent

9,469,574
October 18, 2016
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The present invention is directed to the one step selective conversion of starch, cellulose, or glucose to molecules containing 7 to 26 contiguous carbon atoms. The invention is also directed to the conversion of those intermediates to saturated hydrocarbons. Such saturated hydrocarbons are useful as, for example, fuels.
Silks; Louis A. (Los Alamos, NM), Sutton; Andrew (Los Alamos, NM), Kim; Jin Kyung (Daejeon, KR), Gordon; John Cameron (Los Alamos, NM), Wu; Ruilian (Los Alamos, NM), Kimball; David B. (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
14/ 413,552
20150251969
September 14, 2012
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.