Share this entry

Share this page


Syllabification: syn·gas
Pronunciation: /ˈsinɡas

Definition of syngas in English:


Short for synthesis gas.
Example sentences
  • We can also apply the solar process shown in Fig 1 in an open scheme in which the product syngas is used as a ‘solar-upgraded’ fuel, because its calorific value is increased above the value of methane by the solar input.
  • The power production from heat recovery would be 300 MWe, with an option to supply additional power for peak demand by directly burning a portion of the syngas in gas turbine power stations.
  • Methanol can be produced from syngas, a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, and Shell Chemicals has already developed a process for producing syngas from plant material.

Definition of syngas in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day apathetic
Pronunciation: ˌapəˈTHedik
showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern