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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Chief among the potential buyers of synthetic fuel is the Air Force, which has trumpeted an ambitious plan to power its aircraft with alternative propellants.
The Air Force has promised that the synthetic fuel program will not release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than fuel made from crude oil.
According to NRG, the vacant land, which is the planned building site for a "state-of-the-art" blending facility for the proprietary, patent-pending biodiesel and synthetic fuels marketed by the company, is located within Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA).
"We look forward to the Chester site being operational next year and we are working with 3 new sites within North America to source an additional 300,000 tons of MSW per annum that has the potential to produce 40 million litres of synthetic fuel in addition to biomass and recyclables," said Peter Vinall, co-founder and President of Sustane.
AUDI has taken another big step in the development of new, CO2-neutral fuels: a pilot plant in Dresden, Germany, has started production of the synthetic fuel Audi e-diesel.
Audi believes the new synthetic fuel could make a significant contribution to climate protection.
It is typically used to promote dissolving of rubber into solution in the molding of rubber products, adhesives and synthetic fuel oils.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) can provide Uzbekistan GTL joint venture in May 2014 with credit and guarantees for commercial risks totaling up to $500 million for construction of a plant for production of synthetic fuel (GTL process - gas to liquid) in Uzbekistan, reported RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
coli: "Using synthetic biology, the team altered the bacteria's cell mechanisms so that the sugar was converted to synthetic fuel molecules instead," Morrell reports.
Synthetic fuel oil molecules can be created by harnessing this natural oil production process.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States could eliminate the need for crude oil by using a combination of coal, natural gas and non-food crops to make synthetic fuel, a team of researchers found.