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Single-reactor process for producing liquid-phase organic compounds from biomass

United States Patent

December 13, 2011
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Disclosed is a method for preparing liquid fuel and chemical intermediates from biomass-derived oxygenated hydrocarbons. The method includes the steps of reacting in a single reactor an aqueous solution of a biomass-derived, water-soluble oxygenated hydrocarbon reactant, in the presence of a catalyst comprising a metal selected from the group consisting of Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Mo, Tc, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag, W, Re, Os, Ir, Pt, and Au, at a temperature, and a pressure, and for a time sufficient to yield a self-separating, three-phase product stream comprising a vapor phase, an organic phase containing linear and/or cyclic mono-oxygenated hydrocarbons, and an aqueous phase.
Dumesic; James A. (Verona, WI), Simonetti; Dante A. (Middleton, WI), Kunkes; Edward L. (Madison, WI)
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
12/ 102,223
April 14, 2008
FEDERAL FUNDING STATEMENT This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-84ER13183 awarded by the US Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.