Definition of feedstock
: raw material supplied to a machine or processing plant
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Greater domestic production of light crude oil has led to a surplus of naphtha, a lower-octane feedstock.
The high-profile Northwest Innovation Works project in Kalama is to produce methanol from Western natural gas, and ship the chemical to China to be used as a feedstock in the plastics industry.
Quantum is one of several companies looking at the city’s feedstock.
A main culprit: Officials spouting tough language on curbing local-government debt, a key feedstock for commodity demand.
According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association, each tire produced takes 7 gallons of oil—2 gallons power manufacturing, while 5 gallons are feedstock for the creation of isoprene.
Duckweed can be used for wastewater treatment, in biofuels, and as a protein-and-mineral-rich feedstock.
The olive stone can also serve as a feedstock for cellulosic ethanol.
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