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  1. Fischer-Tropsch process(ProperNoun)

    The synthesis of hydrocarbons by the catalytic hydrogenation of carbon monoxide.

  2. Origin: From Franz Fischer and Hans Tropsch, german chemists.

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  1. Fischer–Tropsch process

    The Fischer–Tropsch process is a collection of chemical reactions that converts a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen into liquid hydrocarbons. It was first developed by Franz Fischer and Hans Tropsch at the "Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Kohlenforschung" in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany in 1925. The process, a key component of gas to liquids technology, produces a synthetic lubrication oil and synthetic fuel, typically from coal, natural gas, or biomass. The Fischer–Tropsch process has received intermittent attention as a source of low-sulfur diesel fuel and to address the supply or cost of petroleum-derived hydrocarbons.

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