syngas

[sin-gas]
See under synthetic fuel.


Origin:
1970–75; syn(thetic) + gas

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These include heat from the partial combustion, a gaseous mixture called syngas
  that can be burned as fuel, and a heavy oil.
The syngas is exposed to particles of iron oxide--that is, rust--which act as
  an oxygen carrier.
The syngas would then be run through a process that converts syngas into liquid
  fuels.
The new process partially gasifies coal at elevated pressure producing a coal
  derived syngas and a char residue.
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