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

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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Recent Examples on the Web Some have even alleged that the process of making bioethanol consumes almost as much energy as the fuel ultimately provides. David Blackmon, Forbes, 11 Apr. 2021 The agave bioethanol could be used to help fill crisis demand for hand sanitizer. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 4 Apr. 2020 In addition, the bioethanol produced from the plants could help fill unprecedented global demand for hand sanitizer. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 4 Apr. 2020 According to People and ET Canada, the car was a gift from his mother Queen Elizabeth II for his 21 birthday and was converted in 2008 to run on bioethanol made from wine and cheese. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, 21 Feb. 2020 If either MatterShift's or DUT's membranes prove durable and long-lived, bioethanol producers should represent an eager market, says David Sholl, a chemical engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 3 July 2019 Unlike America, which gets most of its carbon dioxide from natural wells, 50% of Europe’s comes as a by-product of ammonia production; a further 30% stems from processes for making hydrogen and bioethanol. The Economist, 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of bioethanol

1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Bioethanol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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