syn·​gas ˈsin-ˌgas How to pronounce syngas (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web From there, researchers created different catalysts for the light absorber, which changed the final recycled product depending on which one was used, including CO, syngas, and glycolic acid. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 9 Jan. 2023 This is funneled into a second reactor, where the syngas is converted into kerosene molecules. Frank Swain, Discover Magazine, 13 June 2020 The third step is a gas-to-liquid synthesis unit, which converts the syngas into liquid hydrocarbons, usable as kerosene in jet fuel. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 9 Aug. 2022 The resulting syngas is then refined into carbon neutral jet fuel. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 The result is syngas, a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, which is then processed into kerosene. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 9 Aug. 2022 In reality, this process is significantly more complicated, and requires an intermediate step, where the carbon dioxide and water are converted into carbon monoxide and hydrogen, commonly referred to as syngas. Vikram Mittal, Forbes, 6 Nov. 2021 The process of converting syngas into liquid hydrocarbon fuels is not new. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 Synthetic liquid fuels are typically a mix of carbon monoxide and hydrogen known as syngas. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of syngas was in 1975

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“Syngas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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