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Catalysts and methods for converting carbonaceous materials to fuels

United States Patent

9,803,142
October 31, 2017
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Catalysts and processes designed to convert DME and/or methanol and hydrogen (H.sub.2) to desirable liquid fuels are described. These catalysts produce the fuels efficiently and with a high selectivity and yield, and reduce the formation of aromatic hydrocarbons by incorporating H.sub.2 into the products. Also described are process methods to further upgrade these fuels to higher molecular weight liquid fuel mixtures, which have physical properties comparable with current commercially used liquid fuels.
Hensley; Jesse (Arvada, CO), Ruddy; Daniel A. (Lafayette, CO), Schaidle; Joshua A. (Arvada, CO), Behl; Mayank (Lakewood, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
15/ 617,026
20170306244
June 8, 2017
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.