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Deep desulfurization of hydrocarbon fuels

United States Patent

April 17, 2012
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The invention relates to processes for reducing the sulfur content in hydrocarbon fuels such as gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. The invention provides a method and materials for producing ultra low sulfur content transportation fuels for motor vehicles as well as for applications such as fuel cells. The materials and method of the invention may be used at ambient or elevated temperatures and at ambient or elevated pressures without the need for hydrogen.
Song; Chunshan (State College, PA), Ma; Xiaoliang (State College, PA), Sprague; Michael J. (Calgary, CA), Subramani; Velu (State College, PA)
The Penn State Research Foundation (University Park, PA)
10/ 365,574
February 11, 2003
FEDERALLY FUNDED RESEARCH The subject matter of this patent application was funded under U.S. department of Energy Contract No. DE-FG26-OONT40821.