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1. (WO2017033026) HYDROCARBON PRODUCTION PROCESS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/033026    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2016/052665
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 27 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: C10G 3/00
Applicants: OXFORD UNIVERSITY INNOVATION LIMITED
KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Inventors: XIAO, Tiancun
ZHANG, Zhaoxi
EDWARDS, Peter P.
AL-MEGREN, Hamid
Title: HYDROCARBON PRODUCTION PROCESS
Abstract:
The invention provides a process for producing one or more hydrocarbons from methanol, which process comprises contacting a composition which comprises methanol, at least one alkene and at least one organosulfur compound, with a solid acid catalyst. The composition which comprises methanol, at least one alkene and at least one organosulfur compound may be one which has been obtained by: (a) contacting gasoline obtainable by a fluid catalytic cracking process (FCC gasoline), which gasoline comprises at least one alkene and at least one organosulfur compound, with an extraction solvent suitable for extracting alkenes and organosulfur compounds, which extraction solvent comprises said methanol, and thereby forming: (i) a first phase comprising said extraction solvent which comprises said methanol, at least one extracted alkene, and at least one extracted organosulfur compound, and (ii) a second phase comprising gasoline having a reduced alkene content and a reduced organosulfur content compared to said gasoline obtainable by a fluid catalytic cracking process; and (b) recovering at least part of the first phase for use as the composition.