January 31, 2011

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Patent Number: US 7867378
Title: Process for converting ethanol and hydrocarbons in a fluidized catalytic cracking unit
Inventor(s): De Rezende Pinho, Andrea; Amilcar Ramos Cabral, Julio; Fernando Leite, Luiz
Patent Assignee(s): Petroleo Brasileiro S. A. - Petrobras, Brazil
Source: U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ., 6pp. CODEN: USXXCO
Language: English
A method is described for co-processing of ethanol and hydrocarbons from petroleum refining, which are introduced sep. in two reaction zones of a reactor of a fluidized catalytic cracking unit. The process combines conversion of ethanol into ethene and conversion of hydrocarbons into other lighter hydrocarbon fractions, to produce ethene in quantities of 15 to 90 wt % in the fuel gas fraction obtained during the process.


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