chemurgy

noun
chem·​ur·​gy | \ ˈke(ˌ)mərjē sometimes keˈm- or kə̇ˈm- \
plural -es

Definition of chemurgy

: a branch of applied chemistry that deals with industrial utilization of organic raw materials especially from farm products (as in the use of soybean oil for paints and varnishes and of southern pine for paper pulp)

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“Chemurgy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemurgy. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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