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A process for the direct conversion of lipid biomass fuel stock to combustible fuels include the steps of hydrolyzing a lipid biomass to form free fatty acids, catalytically deoxygenating the free fatty acids to from n-alkanes, and reforming at least a portion of the n-alkanes into a mixture of compounds having the correct chain length, conformations and ratio to be useful as transportation fuels. The process exhibits an overall energy efficiency of at least about 75%, wherein energy efficiency is calculated as the lower heating value of the produced transportation fuel over the sum of the lower heating value of the process reactants and the total energy input into the process.

Title
Process for conversion of biomass to fuel
Application Number
11/948006
Publication Number
7816570 (B2)
Application Date
November 30, 2007
Publication Date
October 19, 2010
Inventor
Timothy L Turner
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Larry F Stikeleather
Raleigh
NC, US
H Henry Lamb
Apex
NC, US
William L Roberts IV
Raleigh
NC, US
Agent
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC
Assignee
North Carolina State University
NC, US
IPC
C10G 1/10
C07C 1/00
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