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Production of distillate fuels from biomass-derived polyoxygenates

United States Patent

9,593,054
March 14, 2017
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The present invention provides methods, reactor systems and catalysts for converting biomass and biomass-derived feedstocks to C.sub.8+ hydrocarbons using heterogenous catalysts. The product stream may be separated and further processed for use in chemical applications, or as a neat fuel or a blending component in jet fuel and diesel fuel, or as heavy oils for lubricant and/or fuel oil applications.
Kania; John (Madison, WI), Blommel; Paul (Oregon, WI), Woods; Elizabeth (Middleton, WI), Dally; Brice (Madison, WI), Lyman; Warren (Madison, WI), Cortright; Randy (Madison, WI)
Virent, Inc. (Madison, WI)
13/ 832,376
March 15, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-EE0005006 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.