high-energy fuel


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high-energy fuel

[′hī ‚en·ər·jē ′fyül]
(materials)
Fuel that upon combustion provides greater energy than that from conventional carbonaceous fuels; specifically, a hydroboron.
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The electric fuel cell propulsion system onboard the Ion Tiger has the low noise and signature of a battery-powered UAV, while taking advantage of hydrogen, a high-energy fuel.
The common features of both of these new launcher systems include the cryogenic upper stage, which is powered by high-energy fuels (liquid oxygen/liquid hydrogen).
The authors devote a chapter to each of these projects as well as another chapter to high-energy fuels research.
The group points out that low-energy materials like wood and charcoal actually release more pollution by volume than high-energy fuels like propane and natural gas.

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