ˌbi-(ˌ)ō-ˈe-thə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce bioethanol (audio)
Britain also,
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 4 Oct. 2022 This one works with multiple fuels, like rubbing alcohol or bioethanol fuel. Michaela Leung, Popular Mechanics, 10 Nov. 2022 Boosting the use of bioethanol will be crucial in realizing that goal, Sadamitsu added. Yuri Kageyama,, 4 Oct. 2022 Maize is also used in some countries for bioethanol production. Steven Savage, Forbes, 27 June 2022 Unlike many ethanol tabletop fires, this portable fire pit can be used with multiple alcohol fuels for a clean, ventless fire; the brand recommends bioethanol fuel, isopropyl, or rubbing alcohol. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 9 Sep. 2022 Meanwhile Charles’s old Aston Martin DB6, a relic of his carefree bachelor days, is now re-engineered to work on sustainable bioethanol. James Collard, Robb Report, 9 Sep. 2022 Simply add rubbing alcohol or bioethanol to the stainless steel burning capsule and use an extra-long match or torch to get a fire going. Adria Greenhauff, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bioethanol was in 1980

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“Bioethanol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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