bioconversion

noun
bio·con·ver·sion | \ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-kən-ˈvər-zhən, -shən\

Definition of bioconversion 

: the conversion of organic materials (such as wastes) into an energy source (such as methane) by processes (such as fermentation) involving living organisms

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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