Catalysts and Methods for Converting Biomass to Liquid Fuels

Daniel Ruddy (Inventor), Joshua Schaidle (Inventor), Calvin Mukarakate (Inventor), Abhijit Dutta (Inventor), Frederick Baddour (Inventor), Susan Habas (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


An aspect of the present disclosure is a method that includes contacting an oxygenated compound and hydrogen (H2) with a solid catalyst, where the solid catalyst includes a metal carbide that includes a first transition metal, and the contacting converts at least a portion of the oxygenated compound to a deoxygenated compound. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the metal carbide may include at least one of Mo2C and/or W 2C.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number10,392,567 B2
Filing date27/08/19
StatePublished - 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5100-74730


  • biomass
  • hydrogen
  • liquid fuel
  • oxygenated compound
  • solid catalyst


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