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  • noun petrochemistry The product of a hydrocarbon reforming process; an intermediate in the production of fuels such as gasoline.


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reform +‎ -ate


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  • It makes a bottom product called reformate; butanes and lighter go overhead and are sent to the saturated gas plant.


  • Naphtha hydrotreating removes the sulfur content from naphtha, which is then sent to a reformer where it is made into a higher-octane feedstock called reformate for gasoline. Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • Evidence surfaced recently showing that the Venezuelan state-owned oil monopoly, known as PdVSA, has been selling "reformate"—used to upgrade the quality of gasoline—to Iran in violation of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act Cisada of 2010.

    Chávez May Be Violating Iran Sanctions

  • Hydrogen, a significant by-product, is separated from the reformate for recycling and use in other processes.


  • I thought I must have contracted a virus so I had my brother-in-law reformate it.

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  • If the system is powered by a hydrogen-rich conventional fuel such as methanol, gasoline, diesel, or gasified coal, a reformer is typically used to convert hydrocarbons into a gas mixture of hydrogen and carbon compounds called "reformate."

    Fuel cells

  • In many cases, the reformate is then sent to another reactor to remove impurities, such as carbon oxides or sulfur, before it is sent to the fuel cell stack.

    Fuel cells

  • And it makes, it sells jet fuel, ULSD or ultra-low sulfur diesel, naphtha, reformate and LPG's.

  • The way I look at no matter what u do, your still gonna have to reformate after a year.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The octane boost that takes generic gasoline and boosts it to a level where cars and trucks can use it effectively, was traditionally provided by reformate, a formulation of benzene, toluene and xylenes.

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