feed·​stock ˈfēd-ˌstäk How to pronounce feedstock (audio)
: raw material supplied to a machine or processing plant

Examples of feedstock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Excess hydrogen gas could also be sold to chemical manufacturers as a feedstock for sustained reactions. IEEE Spectrum, 19 Oct. 2023 These will need a constant source of feedstocks and nutrients though where these will come from is less clear. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2023 The oil giant has long pursued a strategy of upgrading refineries to expand production and make higher-value products from crude oil such as lubricants and plastic feedstock. Kevin Crowley, Fortune, 23 Sep. 2023 The world’s limited amount of feedstock, which often goes to feeding cattle and other livestock, also presents challenges to using more bioplastics. Dieter Holger, WSJ, 17 Aug. 2023 So click by click, a largely unregulated army of humans is transforming the raw data into AI feedstock. Regine Cabato, Washington Post, 28 Aug. 2023 To help ensure adequate feedstock supplies moving forward, more incentives might be created to push advanced SAF production technologies that depend on alternative feedstocks, such as municipal solid waste and woody biomass byproducts, ethanol, and e-SAF. Oliver Wyman, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2022 By essentially recycling carbon from waste, SAF can have up to 80% lower net emissions than conventional jet fuel made from crude oil, depending on the feedstock used. Dieter Holger, WSJ, 19 July 2023 Even better, converting tallow, used cooking oil and distillers corn oil to RD could achieve up to 86% lower GHG than petroleum diesel, but these feedstocks have a very limited supply. Steven Carlini, Forbes, 5 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of feedstock was in 1932

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“Feedstock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feedstock. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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