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Catalysts and process for liquid hydrocarbon fuel production

United States Patent

August 2, 2016
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The present invention provides a novel process and system in which a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen synthesis gas, or syngas, is converted into hydrocarbon mixtures composed of high quality distillates, gasoline components, and lower molecular weight gaseous olefins in one reactor or step. The invention utilizes a novel supported bimetallic ion complex catalyst for conversion, and provides methods of preparing such novel catalysts and use of the novel catalysts in the process and system of the invention.
White; Mark G. (Spring Hill, FL), Ranaweera; Samantha A. (Starkville, MS), Henry; William P. (N/A)
Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
14/ 544,988
March 12, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FG36-06GO86025 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government may have certain rights in the invention.