agrofuel

noun

ag·​ro·​fuel ¦a-(ˌ)grō-¦fyü(-ə)l How to pronounce agrofuel (audio)
plural agrofuels
: biofuel
The grain equivalent of the agrofuel needed to fill the 25 gallon tank (about 100 litres) of a single SUV just once could feed one person for a year.Susan George, Whose Crisis, Whose Future?, 2010

Word History

Etymology

agro- + fuel entry 1

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agrofuel was in 1981

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“Agrofuel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agrofuel. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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