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16130 – Branched, medium chain alcohols are as energy dense as petroleum-derived gasoline and have a superior octane rating. As such, they provide an environmentally sustainable alternative to gasoline for use in spark ignition engines. 4-methyl-1-pentanol (4MP), in particular, can also be used as an organic solvent for a variety of reactions and extractions.
13534 – An application for this technology is in removal of low-molecular weight alcohols from water. An issue with the current technology is its limited production rate. The invention develops in-situ continuous separation systems which use stimuli-responsive polymers for low-molecular weight alcohol removal by using the polymers to bind alcohol in their reduced state the release the bound... Read More
12549 – This efficient, cost-effective process creates light hydrocarbon fuels like propylene or propane from biomass or syngas feedstock. The two-step process converts a wide area of biomass sugars and carbohydrates into fuels or new feedstock for the chemical and polymer industry. At present, there is no cheap and easy way to convert biomass to hydrocarbon fuel without having to... Read More