bioethanol

noun

ˌbi-(ˌ)ō-ˈe-thə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce bioethanol (audio)
-ˌnōl,
Britain also,
-ˈē-
: ethanol that is produced from agricultural products (such as sugar cane or corn) and that is used as a fuel supplement
The two most common biofuels are bioethanol, which is a substitute for gasoline, and biodiesel, which speaks for itself.Fred Pearce

Examples of bioethanol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, India plans to roll out a new 20% bioethanol fuel standard next year. Patrice Haettel, Fortune, 8 May 2024 Photo : Reymond Langton Cool Heat Khan has long been a fan of a bioethanol fireplace, choosing to have three on his former yacht. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 5 Apr. 2024 Lastly, fat and oil residues alongside energy crops are already commonly converted to bioethanol and biodiesel. Wood MacKenzie, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 Outdoors is a bar, a bioethanol fireplace for cozying up on colder nights, and a cinema screen for starlit movies. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 14 July 2023 The biofuel industry says higher volumes of bioethanol are now being untapped The EPA has finalized its new Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) aimed at phasing out oil used for transportation, heating, and airplanes in favor of cleaner sources. Clarisa Diaz, Quartz, 22 June 2023 The fire pit has a 250 square foot radius, and it’s designed to be used with clean fuels, such as bioethanol or isopropanol. Lauren Taylor, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Nov. 2022 Compared to countries like the U.S and Brazil, where bioethanol is commonly used, Japan is playing catch-up. Yuri Kageyama, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Oct. 2022 This one works with multiple fuels, like rubbing alcohol or bioethanol fuel. Michaela Leung, Popular Mechanics, 10 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bioethanol was in 1980

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“Bioethanol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioethanol. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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