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Reformulated diesel fuel and method

United States Patent

August 22, 2006
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A method for mathematically identifying at least one diesel fuel suitable for combustion in an automotive diesel engine with significantly reduced emissions and producible from known petroleum blendstocks using known refining processes, including the use of cetane additives (ignition improvers) and oxygenated compounds.
McAdams; Hiramie T. (Carrollton, IL), Crawford; Robert W. (Tucson, AZ), Hadder; Gerald R. (Oak Ridge, TN), McNutt; Barry D. (Arlington, VA)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC), N/A (
10/ 435,537
May 12, 2003
The United States Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC05-000R22725, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.