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Alcohol synthesis from CO or CO.sub.2

United States Patent

December 28, 2010
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Methods for producing alcohols from CO or CO.sub.2 and H.sub.2 utilizing a palladium-zinc on alumina catalyst are described. Methods of synthesizing alcohols over various catalysts in microchannels are also described. Ethanol, higher alcohols, and other C.sub.2+ oxygenates can produced utilizing Rh--Mn or a Fisher-Tropsch catalyst.
Hu; Jianli (Kennewick, WA), Dagle; Robert A. (Richland, WA), Holladay; Jamelyn D. (Kennewick, WA), Cao; Chunshe (Houston, TX), Wang; Yong (Richland, WA), White; James F. (Richland, WA), Elliott; Douglas C. (Richland, WA), Stevens; Don J. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
11/ 611,160
December 15, 2006
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS A portion of this work was funded by the U.S. Department Energy, Office of Biomass Program, under Contract DE-AC06-76RL01830.