biofuel

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Etymology[edit]

From bio- +‎ fuel

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbaɪ.əʊˌfjʊ(.ə)l/

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biofuel ‎(plural biofuels)

  1. Any fuel that is obtained from a renewable biological resource, especially from biomass
    • 2012, George Monbiot, Guardian Weekly, August 24, p.20
      Even second-generation biofuels, made from crop wastes or wood, are an environmental disaster, either extending the cultivated area or removing the straw and stovers which protect the soil from erosion and keep carbon and nutrients in the ground.

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