synthetic fuel

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synthetic fuel

[sin′thed·ik ′fyül]
(materials)
A fuel that is artificially formulated and manufactured; frequently derived from fossil fuels that are less convenient or environmentally undesirable for direct use. Also known as synfuel.
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A new British technology that scrubs carbon dioxide from the air and creates synthetic petrol has the potential to mitigate climate change, the IMechE has said.
London, October 19 ( ANI ): A small British firm has come out with a revolutionary new technology that can create synthetic petrol using only air and electricity.
A major part of the plan has consisted of redesigning natural gas processing plants at Mahshahr and Assalouyeh to allow them to produce synthetic petrol. Production only got under way in September 2010, with fuel from the two plants coming onto the market in the months that followed.
However, the programme has come under fire both from those who argue that it is inefficient to produce petrol this way, and from those who believe the synthetic petrol made at the plants is environmentally unfriendly.
Farben's Chemicals making synthetic petrol for two- and-a-half years.

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