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Production of hydrogen from alcohols

United States Patent

August 14, 2007
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Autothermal Partial Oxidation of Ethanol and Alcohols
A process for producing hydrogen from ethanol or other alcohols. The alcohol, optionally in combination with water, is contacted with a catalyst comprising rhodium. The overall process is preferably carried out under autothermal conditions.
Deluga; Gregg A. (St. Paul, MN), Schmidt; Lanny D. (Minneapolis, MN)
Regents of the Univeristy of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
10/ 676,324
September 30, 2003
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The present invention was made with support by the United States Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FG02-88ER13878. The government may have certain rights in this invention.