biodiesel

noun
bio·​die·​sel | \ ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-ˈdē-zəl How to pronounce biodiesel (audio) , -səl \

Definition of biodiesel

: a fuel that is similar to diesel fuel and is derived from usually vegetable sources (such as soybean oil)

Examples of biodiesel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then there's the Renewable Fuel Standard Program, which requires more ethanol and biodiesel blends than the industry can feasibly produce. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, 10 July 2022 McCurdy estimates there’s enough readily available kitchen grease out there to produce 3 to 5 billion gallons of fuel a year, split between SAF and biodiesel for trucks. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 10 July 2022 One of their catering partners, Pinch Food Design, has a zero waste pledge, which includes designing menus to limit food waste, donating used cooking oil for biodiesel, and supporting sustainable and regenerative farming. Leanne Italie, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 May 2022 The European Union used to convert most of its palm oil imports into energy, with almost two-thirds of imports going towards biodiesel, electricity generation and heating in 2018. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 28 Apr. 2022 One of their catering partners, Pinch Food Design, has a zero waste pledge, which includes designing menus to limit food waste, donating used cooking oil for biodiesel, and supporting sustainable and regenerative farming. Leanne Italie, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 May 2022 Indoensia requires its oil refiners to blend biodiesel into its transport fuel at a level of 30%—a level that is projected to increase further in the years to come. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 28 Apr. 2022 The company has been in Barrio Logan for about 13 years, turning cooking oil into biodiesel. San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Apr. 2022 The other is Kaisa Hietala, former top executive at Finnish biofuels leader Neste, which has a thriving business transforming used cooking grease into ultra-clean biodiesel. Christopher Helman, Forbes, 27 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of biodiesel

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Biodiesel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biodiesel. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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biodiesel

noun
bio·​die·​sel | \ ˌbī-ō-ˈdē-zəl, -səl \

Kids Definition of biodiesel

: a fuel that is similar to diesel fuel and is usually derived from plants

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