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Methods for deoxygenating biomass-derived pyrolysis oil

United States Patent

July 14, 2015
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Methods for deoxygenating a biomass-derived pyrolysis oil are provided. A method comprising the steps of diluting the biomass-derived pyrolysis oil with a phenolic-containing diluent to form a diluted pyoil-phenolic feed is provided. The diluted pyoil-phenolic feed is contacted with a deoxygenating catalyst in the presence of hydrogen at hydroprocessing conditions effective to form a low-oxygen biomass-derived pyrolysis oil effluent.
Brandvold; Timothy A. (Arlington Heights, IL)
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, IL)
13/ 326,059
December 14, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under DE-EE0002879 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.