AP Environmental Science : Other Energy Sources

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Other Energy Sources

Which of the following most accurately defines "Synfuel"?

Possible Answers:

Fuel synthesized in a laboratory as opposed to refined from crude oil

A derivative of waste plastics that results in a form of kerosene

A liquid fuel processed from a non-petroleum material such as coal or waste plastics.

A counterfeit fuel produced by illegitimate companies that can prove harmful to industry when mixed with fuel reserves

Synthetic fuel, derived exclusively from non-organic sources as opposed to organic sources (e.g. biodiesel, ethanol, etc.)

Correct answer:

A liquid fuel processed from a non-petroleum material such as coal or waste plastics.

Explanation:

Synfuel is derived from waste plastic, coal, natural gas and other non-petroleum sources. It is a liquid fuel and the process of deriving synfuel can produce gasoline, diesel, and kerosene.

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