Liquid Hydrocarbons from Biomass Derived Ethanol

UT-Battelle, LLC, acting under its Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the management and operation of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is seeking a commercialization partner for a new method to reduce gaseous hydrocarbon content in the conversion of alcohol to hydrocarbon.  The ORNL Technology Transfer Office will accept licensing applications through May 17, 2017.

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have reported a method to accomplish reduction of gaseous hydrocarbon in the production of alcohol to hydrocarbon.  The approach uses a two-step process where in the second step after a first pass at converting alcohol to hydrocarbon, gaseous hydrocarbon are converted to liquid hydrocarbons. A second approach disclosed mixes gaseous hydrocarbon with alcohol to accomplish conversion into hydrocarbons. 

This technology was originally developed using Department of Energy Programmatic Funding.

 License applications will be evaluated based on prospective partners' ability and commitment to successfully commercialize the technology.  If a license is executed, the ORNL researchers developing the technology will be eligible to compete for additional TIP funding to further advance the technology.

For additional information and license application contact Nestor Franco, Commercialization Manager, Oak Ridge National Laboratory,, 865-574-0534.

Intellectual Property

UTB ID 201503541, Liquid hydrocarbons from biomass derived ethanol, U.S. Patent App. 15/178,046.