EP2129746 valid till 2027 in 19 EU Countries
A process for the production of aliphatic and cyclic hydrocarbons.
The invention relates to a process for the production of aliphatic and cyclic C1 to C25 hydrocarbons by catalytic deoxidisation of natural substances or mixtures thereof, in particular based on fatty acids, alcohols, saccharides, and lipids. Fats and waxes are preferred lipids.
The principle of deoxidation of natural substances (oils) or mixtures thereof based on fatty acids, alcohols, sugars and fats. The reaction within reactor is triggered by a strong electromagnetic and infrared radiation towards an approved mixture of the raw material and the deoxidising agent (e.g. asphalt). Radiation breaks down the original chemical structure of the substances and the oxygen is then removed from the original structure of raw material.
Can be used for the manufacture of alternative vehicle fuels and for other applications where petroleum-based products are used so far.