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Syngas conversion to a light alkene and related methods

United States Patent

9,815,747
November 14, 2017
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Methods of producing a light alkene. The method comprises contacting syngas and tungstated zirconia to produce a product stream comprising at least one light alkene. The product stream is recovered. Methods of converting syngas to a light alkene are also disclosed. The method comprises heating a precursor of tungstated zirconia to a temperature of between about 350.degree. C. and about 550.degree. C. to form tungstated zirconia. Syngas is flowed over the tungstated zirconia to produce a product stream comprising at least one light alkene and the product stream comprising the at least one light alkene is recovered.
Ginosar; Daniel M (Idaho Falls, ID), Petkovic; Lucia M (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
15/ 098,678
20160318823
April 14, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-051D14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.