08350102 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 38 patents.

The present disclosure is directed to processes for the direct conversion of lipidic biomass fuelstock to combustible fuels. In particular, the disclosure provides a process for the direct conversion of animal fats to transportations fuels suitable as replacement for petroleum-derived transportation fuels. In an example, the method comprises the steps of hydrolyzing a lipidic biomass to form free fatty acids, catalytically deoxygenating the free fatty acids to form n-alkanes, and reforming at least a portion of the n-alkanes into a mixture of compounds in the correct chain length, conformations, and ratio to be useful transportation fuels. Particularly, the product prepared comprises mixtures of hydrocarbon compounds selected from the group consisting of n-alkanes, isoalkanes, aromatics, cycloalkanes, and combinations thereof.

Title
Process for conversion of biomass to fuel
Application Number
12/897318
Publication Number
8350102 (B2)
Application Date
October 4, 2010
Publication Date
January 8, 2013
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
Assignee
North Carolina State University
NC, US
IPC
C07C 4/00
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