bioethanol

noun \ ˌbi-(ˌ)ō-ˈe-thə-ˌnȯl , -ˌnōl , Britain also , -ˈē- \
|Updated on: 16 Aug 2018

Definition of bioethanol

: 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

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1980

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