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Catalysts and methods for converting carbonaceous materials to fuels

United States Patent

9,796,931
October 24, 2017
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This disclosure relates to catalysts and processes designed to convert DME and/or methanol and hydrogen (H.sub.2) to desirable liquid fuels. 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. This disclosure also describes 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/ 617,074
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.