bioethanol

noun
\ˌbi-(ˌ)ō-ˈe-thə-ˌnȯl, -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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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, "Shortages of carbon dioxide in Europe may get worse," 5 July 2018

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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