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

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Recent Examples on the Web Adding more water to the syngas sets off a final reaction that produces CO2 and more hydrogen. Eric Hand, Science | AAAS, "Company to harvest green hydrogen from underground oil fires," 6 Feb. 2020 But it can also be used for the decomposition of biomass, releasing a syngas in the process. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Company claims breakthrough in concentrating the Sun’s rays," 19 Nov. 2019 Synhelion is using solar concentrators to drive the thermochemical conversion of CO2 into syngas as a precursor to hydrocarbon fuels. Javier Garcia Martinez, Scientific American, "Artificial Leaf Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuel," 26 June 2017 The oxygen in this coal gasifier reacts with fuel to create a syngas made up of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, water, and CO2. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "How Does Clean Coal Work?," 23 Aug. 2017 Gasifiers are essentially tanks that produce synthetic gas mixtures known as syngas. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "How Does Clean Coal Work?," 23 Aug. 2017 The syngas production process for lignite coal was developed by Southern with the help of the Department of Energy at the National Carbon Capture Center in Wilsonville, Alabama. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Regulators suggest $7.5 billion coal gasifier facility give up, burn natural gas," 26 June 2017

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Syngas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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