Definition of biorefinery
: a facility that processes biological material (such as crop waste) to produce fuel (such as ethanol and biodiesel), electricity, and commercially useful chemicals (such as succinic acid) Meanwhile DuPont, the chemical giant, is figuring out how to construct a biorefinery fueled by corn stover—the stalk and leaves that are left in the field after farmers harvest their crop.— John J. Fialka et al.
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