3705. WILLIAMS, A. E. Food From Coal. Coke Smokeless-Fuel Age, vol. 3, 1941, pp. 187-189; Chem. Abs., vol. 35, 1941, p. 7682.
Coke is converted into water gas. The reaction gases are purified and separated and caused to react in presence of catalyst under pressure and at temperatures of 250°-420° to form hydrocarbons. The hydrocarbons are oxidized to form fatty acids. Glycerol is synthesized from acetylene and CH4. Synthetic lard and butter are produced by combining the proper mixtures of fatty acids and glycerol.