Definition of synfuel in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪnfjʊəl
, sɪnˈfjuːəl/


[mass noun]
  • Fuel made from coal, oil shale, etc. as a substitute for a petroleum product: synfuel would be more expensive than liquefied natural gas [count noun]: gigantic expenditures for crude oil and synfuels
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    • 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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