syngas

noun

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

Examples of syngas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Solid residues are versatile and allow for the extraction of syngas (a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen); biocrude (a precursor to liquid biofuels); or simply high-temperature heat for use in heavy industry and power generation. Wood MacKenzie, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 Researchers have succeeded in making artificial leaf devices that soak sunlight and carbon dioxide from air to produce hydrogen or syngas fuels. IEEE Spectrum, 7 Nov. 2023 In 2019, Cambridge chemistry professor Erwin Reisner and colleagues made the first such artificial leaf device, which produced syngas, followed in 2022 with a lightweight floating version of such a device. IEEE Spectrum, 5 June 2023 Researchers have, over the years, succeeded in making systems that produce hydrogen efficiently and have more recently devised a system that can make syngas, which is a mix of carbon monoxide and hydrogen that’s used to make other products like methanol. IEEE Spectrum, 5 June 2023 See all Example Sentences for syngas 

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syngas. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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