gas·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion ˌga-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce gasification (audio)
: conversion into gas
especially : conversion of coal into natural gas

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Plastic-to-fuel conversion involves pyrolysis or gasification, both of which use heat and chemical processes to break down plastic waste into products that are turned into fuels. Christopher Marquis, Forbes, 12 July 2022 Shell and Energy Transfer are working on an export terminal to complement existing gasification and import facilities – with a price tag of somewhere between $12 billion to $16 billion. University Of Houston Energy Fellows, Forbes, 24 June 2022 Much of Europe’s re-gasification capacity, used to turn LNG back into gas, sits on its western coasts in Spain, France and the U.K. but the pipeline systems to Germany and the eastern flank aren’t well linked to these places. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, 5 Mar. 2022 Many groups, including Olson’s CAC and Sierra Club, expressed serious concerns at the time that coal gasification was an unproven and expensive technology and would be a mistake for the state. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 13 May 2022 Last month, concerns about soil contamination under the airport surfaced, including coal tar, a by-product of coal gasification plants that existed in virtually every American city at the turn of the last century. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 9 May 2022 Sitharaman also announced the setting up of four pilot coal-gasification and coal-to-chemical projects. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 1 Feb. 2022 In fact, no other facilities in the country use this coal gasification technology. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Dec. 2021 Another fossil fuel-intensive production method uses the gasification of coal. University Of Houston Energy Fellows, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gasification was in 1812

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“Gasification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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