biorefinery

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noun bio·re·fin·ery \ˌbī-ō-ri-ˈfī-nə-rē, -ˈfīn-rē\

Definition of biorefinery

plural

biorefineries

  1. :  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.>

1980

First Known Use of biorefinery

1980


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