Definition of synfuel in English:



mass noun
  • Fuel made from coal, oil shale, etc. as a substitute for a petroleum product.

    ‘synfuel would be more expensive than liquefied natural gas’
    count noun ‘gigantic expenditures for crude oil and synfuels’
    • ‘Companies say that synfuels could become an important energy source sooner if the U.S. government lends a hand.’
    • ‘The removal of the nonhydrocarbons from the synfuel enhances its eventual use as a fuel, e.g., a jet fuel.’
    • ‘As an example, synfuels released nearly twice as much carbon into the atmosphere as conventional fuels.’