On-board conversion of saturated hydrocarbons to unsaturated hydrocarbons

SHANKAR Vijai Shankar BHAVANI (Inventor), Mani Sarathy (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

The present invention is directed to an on-demand, on-board vehicle system and process the for conversion of a starting fuel comprising saturated hydrocarbons to a final fuel comprising one or more unsaturated hydrocarbons using an on-board reactor. The final fuel may have a higher Research Octane Number (RON) and/or lower cetane number than the starting fuel and may be supplied to an on-board engine only when the engine load requires a fuel with a higher RON and/or lower cetane number than the starting fuel, which also minimizes or eliminates the operating inefficiencies of octane "give away" and maximizes the economic operation of the vehicle.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent numberWO2018029606A1
StatePublished - Feb 15 2018

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