bioenergy

noun
bio·​en·​er·​gy | \ ˌbi-(ˌ)ō-ˈe-nər-jē How to pronounce bioenergy (audio) \

Definition of bioenergy

: energy for industrial or commercial use that is derived from biological sources (such as plant matter or animal waste) We also are pursuing many energy supply technologies with comparatively low or zero CO2 emissions profiles, such as solar, wind, geothermal, bioenergy, and combined heat and power.— Spencer Abraham

Examples of bioenergy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web High energy prices already were hitting the region’s farmers, who need diesel to operate machinery and heat to keep animals warm, said Mr. Greif, who grows corn to feed a bioenergy power facility that feeds emission-free energy into the power grid. The Christian Science Monitor, 19 Oct. 2021 The program will evolve amid new research on soil carbon sequestration, anti-methane feed additives and bioenergy production from manure, the company said. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 7 Dec. 2021 Achieving a fair shift from coal, oil, and gas to solar, wind, bioenergy, and hydropower will require efforts to train workers in new skills and build local supply chains, the report said. Megan Rowling, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 Oct. 2021 The rest is emitted by bioenergy and coal, and much of the coal output is from old or abandoned mines rather than active sites. University Of Houston Energy Fellows, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 High energy prices already were hitting the region’s farmers, who need diesel to operate machinery and heat to keep animals warm, said Greif, who grows corn to feed a bioenergy power facility that feeds emission-free energy into the power grid. Anchorage Daily News, 19 Oct. 2021 Often wasted food byproducts have value as bioenergy materials or as profitable organic inputs for agriculture. Walter Schindler, Forbes, 19 May 2021 The cost per gigawatt of electricity from renewables — solar power, wind power, bioenergy, geothermal hydro power and hydrogen — has dropped rapidly compared to fossil fuel energy. Sadek Wahba, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 Europe’s bioenergy industry, for example, has become so large that timber owners in the southeastern United States have cashed in by shipping logs oversees, a practice condemned by many scientists as ecologically destructive. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of bioenergy

1978, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

30 Dec 2021

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“Bioenergy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioenergy. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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