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 In fact, cattle ruminate in the open space for most of their lives, a period in which they would not be feed with feedstock, hence limiting the efficacy of algae supplement only to a relatively short time. Daniela De Lorenzo, Forbes, "A Seaweed Diet Could Reduce Cattle’s CO2 Emissions," 20 Apr. 2021 But, Chemours is exempt from that prohibition because the HCFC-22 produced in Louisville is used as a feedstock to make other products that do not damage the Earth’s protective ozone layer. Phil Mckenna, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville super-polluter chemical company vows to hit net zero greenhouse gases by 2050," 19 Apr. 2021 Oxy affiliate OxyChem, which currently manufactures and uses large volumes of ethylene in its chlorovinyls business can then use the Bioethylene as feedstock. David Blackmon, Forbes, "How Oxy’s New Carbon Venture Could Become A True Game-Changer," 11 Apr. 2021 Federal regulations required production of HCFC-22 for most uses to cease as of Jan. 1, 2020, but production at the Chemours plant is allowed to continue under the feedstock exemption. Phil Mckenna And James Bruggers, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville super-polluting chemical plant emits not 1, but 2 potent greenhouse gases," 5 Apr. 2021 However, Chemours is exempt from the ban because the HCFC-22 produced in Louisville is used as a feedstock to manufacture Teflon and other fluoropolymers that do not damage the earth’s protective ozone layer. Phil Mckenna And James Bruggers, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville chemical plant emits super-pollutant equal to emissions from 671,000 vehicles," 10 Mar. 2021 Today, most hydrogen is produced through steam-methane reforming, a process that uses natural gas as feedstock and releases carbon emissions (which can be captured). Wal Van Lierop, Forbes, "Carbon Capture, Hydrogen, Fission Or Fusion: Which Can Take Us To Net-Zero By 2050?," 25 Feb. 2021 Some companies including Dow and LyondellBasell have invested millions in tests of chemical recycling, a process of turning plastic waste into feedstock to make new plastic. Collin Eaton And Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "Firms Like Dow Bet Billions on Plastics. Now There’s a Glut.," 15 Oct. 2020 The element can be injected into the natural gas that is used as a feedstock at those factories, resulting in a smaller carbon footprint. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Why all the hoopla about hydrogen?," 19 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of feedstock

1932, in the meaning defined above

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30 Apr 2021

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“Feedstock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feedstock. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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