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1. (WO2013162573) DIESEL AND JET FUELS BASED ON THE OLIGOMERIZATION OF BUTENE

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/162573    International Application No.:    PCT/US2012/035184
Publication Date: Fri Nov 01 00:59:59 CET 2013 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 27 01:59:59 CEST 2012
IPC: C07C 2/24
Applicants: THE GOVERNMENT OF THE USA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
WRIGHT, Michael, E.
HARVEY, Benjamin, G.
QUINTANA, Roxanne, L.
Inventors: WRIGHT, Michael, E.
HARVEY, Benjamin, G.
QUINTANA, Roxanne, L.
Title: DIESEL AND JET FUELS BASED ON THE OLIGOMERIZATION OF BUTENE
Abstract:
A renewable biofuel is based on a highly efficient batch catalysis methodology for conversion of 1-butene to a new class of potential jet fuel blends. By tuning the catalyst and then using the dimer produced, the carbon use can be about 95% or greater. This is particularly useful where the source of raw materials (i.e., biomass/biofeedstock) is limited. The batch catalysis approach disclosed requires a minimal input of energy and hydrogen to make fuels that possess useful flash points, coldflow properties, and solution density/energy content. This new process affords a saturated hydrocarbon fuel that has a high solution density and thus possesses a higher calculated power density (per volume) than similar fuels made by the GTL Fischer-Tropsch processes.