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Synthesis of fuels and feedstocks

United States Patent

9,783,477
October 10, 2017
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Disclosed herein are embodiments of a method for making fuels and feedstocks from readily available alcohol starting materials. In some embodiments, the method concerns converting alcohols to carbonyl-containing compounds and then condensing such carbonyl-containing compounds together to form oligomerized species. These oligomerized species can then be reduced using by-products from the conversion of the alcohol. In some embodiments, the method further comprises converting saturated, oligomerized, carbonyl-containing compounds to aliphatic fuels.
Sutton; Andrew D. (Los Alamos, NM), Brooks; Ty (Los Alamos, NM), Jenkins; Rhodri (Los Alamos, NM), Moore; Cameron (Los Alamos, NM), Staples; Orion (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
15/ 205,982
20170029351
July 8, 2016
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.