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Compounds that are made from oil
petrochemicals
What is the process of burning a fuel to release energy?
Combustion
The central core of an atom that contains the protons and neutrons
nucleus
Intense heat from the Earth's center
geothermal energy
The splitting of an atom's nucleus into two smaller nuclei is called
nuclear fission
Rods of uranium 235 that produce fission reactions
fuel rods
A factory where crude oil is separated into fuels and other products by heating
refinery
Energy rich substances formed over millions of years from the remians of once-living organisms
fossil fuels
Wood, plant wastes, manure, and other fuels made from living things
biomass fuels
The section of a nuclear reactor where nuclear fission occurs
reactor vessel
Energy given off by the sun in the form of heat and light
solar energy
A mixture of alcohol and gasoline used as fuel
gasohol
Electricity produced by flowing water
hydroelectric power
The percentage of energy actually used to perform work
efficiency
A substance that provides a form of energy as the result of a chemical change
fuel