Catalyst Technology for One-Step Upgrading of Biomass-Derived Chemicals

Description:


Reference #: 01019

The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for novel catalyst technology for biofuel production.

Invention Description:

The subject invention is a catalyst technology that combines the traditional method of removing oxygen from carbohydrates required for liquid fuels and the traditional method for forming long-chain molecules present in gasoline and diesel fuels into a single process that does not require liquid phase operations.

Potential Applications:

Biofuel production (e.g. liquid carbon production)

Advantages and Benefits:

1. Scalable, single step approach

2. Requires less capital and is energy efficient

3. Environmentally friendly since it does not require liquid acids

Background:

Acid catalysis and hydrodeoxygenation are two major steps in upgrading biomass and biomass-derived chemicals to liquid hydrocarbon transportation fuels. These operations need to be performed with maximum carbon and energy efficiency to be economically and environmentally viable.

Patent Information:
Title App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date Patent Status
One-Step Production of Long-Chain Hydrocarbons from Waste-Biomass-Derived Chemicals Utility United States 14/580,450 9,890,342 12/23/2014 2/13/2018   Issued
For Information, Contact:
Technology Commercialization
University of South Carolina
technology@sc.edu
Inventors:
Jochen Lauterbach
Jason Hattrick-Simpers
Cun Wen
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