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Zeolitic catalytic conversion of alochols to hydrocarbons

United States Patent

9,533,921
January 3, 2017
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A method for converting an alcohol to a hydrocarbon, the method comprising contacting said alcohol with a metal-loaded zeolite catalyst at a temperature of at least 100.degree. C. and up to 550.degree. C., wherein said alcohol can be produced by a fermentation process, said metal is a positively-charged metal ion, and said metal-loaded zeolite catalyst is catalytically active for converting said alcohol to said hydrocarbon.
Narula; Chaitanya K. (Knoxville, TN), Davison; Brian H. (Knoxville, TN), Keller; Martin (Knoxville, TN)
UT-BATTELLE, LLC. (Oak Ridge, TN)
14/ 293,248
20140273146
June 2, 2014
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT 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.