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Team Wins Foreign Patents for Catalyst and Method of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis

February 2006
Congratulations to ETD's Eddie Baker and Yong Wang and others for receiving six foreign patent awards. They invented a catalyst structure and method of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, the key step in producing liquid transportation fuels from energy sources other than petroleum. The invention provides the ability to hydrogenate carbon monoxide with low contact times, good conversion rates and low methane sensitivities. This work is part of the Laboratory's contributions to reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Congratulations again, team!

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