Accession Number:

ADA099626

Title:

Hydrocracking of the Oils of Botryococcus braunii to Transport Fuels,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Report Date:

1980-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Hydrocarbon oils of the alga Botryococcus braunii, extracted from a natural bloom of the plant, have been hydrocracked to produce a distillate comprising 67 a petrol fraction, 15 an aviation turbine fuel fraction, 15 a diesel fuel fraction and 3 residual oil. The distillate was examined by a number of standard petroleum industry test methods. This preliminary investigation indicates that the oils of B. braunii are suitable as a feedstock material for hydrocracking to transport fuels. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE