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Processes for conversion of lignin to liquid products such as bio-fiiels and fuel additives are disclosed and described (Figure 1). A process for conversion of a lignin material to bio- fuels can include subjecting the lignin material to a base catalyzed depolymerization reaction (Stage I) to produce a partially depolymerized lignin. The partially depolymerized lignin can then be subjected to a stabilization/partial hydrodeoxygenation reaction (Stage II) to form a partially hydrodeoxygenated product. Following partial hydrodeoxygenation, the partially hydrodeoxygenated product can be reacted in a refining step (Stage TS) to form a bio-fuel. Each of these reaction steps can be performed in single or multiple steps, depending on the design of the process. The production of an intermediate partially hydrodeoxygenation product and subsequent reaction thereof can significantly reduce or eliminate reactor plugging and catalyst coking. A variety of useful bio- fuels such as fuels, fuel additives, and the like can be readily produced from renewable lignin materials in an improved conversion process.

Title
Processes for catalytic conversion of lignin to liquid bio-fuels
Application Number
PCT/US2006/016969
Publication Number
2006/119357
Application Date
May 2, 2006
Publication Date
November 9, 2006
Inventor
Miller Jan D
Zmierczak Wlodzimierz W
Agent
RICE Vernon R
Assignee
Miller Jan D
Zmierczak Wlodzimierz W
University Of Utah Research Foundation
IPC
C07C 01/00
C10G 01/00
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