Fuel made from coal, corn, etc., as a substitute for a petroleum product.
- The removal of the nonhydrocarbons from the synfuel enhances its eventual use as a fuel, e.g., a jet fuel.
- As an example, synfuels released nearly twice as much carbon into the atmosphere as conventional fuels.
- Companies say that synfuels could become an important energy source sooner if the U.S. government lends a hand.
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