feed·​stock | \ ˈfēd-ˌstäk How to pronounce feedstock (audio) \

Definition of feedstock

: raw material supplied to a machine or processing plant

Examples of feedstock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their disengagement is forcing Russia to hastily rework its commodity-export business, the foundation of the country’s economic wealth and the feedstock for Vladimir Putin’s war machine. Joe Wallace, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2022 Cars aren't the only potential customers either; the aviation and marine sectors will both want synthetic carbon-neutral fuel soon, and synthetic methanol is also valuable as an industrial feedstock. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 6 Apr. 2022 The chemicals industry, for example, is shifting away from oil and turning natural gas as feedstock for plastics, pesticides, paints and other household items. University Of Houston Energy Fellows, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 The feedstock for the biorefinery will be transported in by truck from two off-site locations, one in Indiana and one in Illinois. Carrie Napoleon, Chicago Tribune, 29 Apr. 2022 Refiners on the Gulf Coast in particular may find one hurdle to maxing out rates is finding a replacement for Russia’s vacuum gas oil, a key feedstock for their gasoline-making fluid catalytic crackers. Barbara J Powell, Bloomberg.com, 30 Mar. 2022 The ban on Russian oil includes straight-run fuel oil, a feedstock used to replace heavy crude that’s similar to what Ecuador produces. Lucia Kassai, Fortune, 16 Mar. 2022 The team evaluated propulsion systems using hydrogen, ammonia, methane, methanol, and diesel—all made from renewable feedstock and using clean electricity. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, 24 Jan. 2022 Infinium appreciates that carbon capture could help provide the feedstock for its electrofuels production process. Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of feedstock

1932, in the meaning defined above

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24 May 2022

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“Feedstock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feedstock. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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