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Methods for conversion of lignocellulosic-derived products to transportation fuel precursors

United States Patent

9,777,224
October 3, 2017
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Methods are disclosed for converting a biomass-derived product containing levulinic acid and/or gamma-valerolactone to a transportation fuel precursor product containing diesel like hydrocarbons. These methods are expected to produce fuel products at a reduced cost relative to conventional approaches.
Lilga; Michael A. (Richland, WA), Padmaperuma; Asanga B. (Richland, WA)
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Richland, WA)
15/ 345,305
20170130138
November 7, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHTS TO INVENTION MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.