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Source of energy used to produce synthetic fuels is renewable energy

Nisha Pandey


The search for the next major energy solution is undoubtedly underway as oil and fossil fuel resources are depleting globally. It is possible that there won’t be a perfect energy that is always available and does not destroy the environment, nor will there be a panacea to the world’s energy problems. When opposed to traditional oil-based fossil fuels, synthetic fuels, also known as synfuels, provide both benefits and cons. All fuels that are “made from coal, natural gas, or biomass feedstocks by chemical conversion” are classified as synthetic fuels. In recent years, as oil prices have increased and political unrest in nations that produce oil has generated incentives to look for alternatives, national governments and energy businesses have begun to give more attention to synthetic fuels. Synfuels’ fundamental advantage is that, in addition to being readily available materials like coal, natural gas, and even plant waste, they can also be created. Many synfuels also burn cleaner as compared to regular gasoline. Synthetic fuel production frequently results in just as much pollution as traditional gasoline production, if not more, even though synthetic fuels can burn cleaner. Synfuel production costs are still higher than those of conventional fuels, mostly due to the need for additional research, development, and funding to make the process profitable.

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