Catalysts and Methods for Converting Carbonaceous Materials to Fuels

Jesse Hensley (Inventor), Daniel Ruddy (Inventor), Joshua Schaidle (Inventor), Mayank Behl (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


This disclosure relates to catalysts and processes designed to convert DME and/or ethanol and hydrogen (H2) to desirable liquid fuels. These catalysts produce the fuels efficiently and with a high selectivity and yield, and reduce the formation of aromatic hydrocarbons by incorporating H2 into the products. This disclosure also describes process methods to further upgrade these fuels to higher molecular weight liquid fuel mixtures, which have physical properties comparable with current commercially used liquid fuels.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number9,796,931 B1
Filing date24/10/17
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5100-70408


  • catalysts
  • convert DME
  • ethanol
  • hydrogen
  • liquid fuel mixtures
  • processes


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