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A Biofuel is a type of fuel whose energy is derived from biological carbon fixation. Biofuels include fuels derived from biomass conversion, as well as solid biomass, liquid fuels and various biogases.

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Biotechnology; Biochemistry

description a statement presenting something in words, from verb describe

Thermal conversion

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Process that uses heat and pressure to break apart the molecular structure of organic solids


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Propensity of a fuel to evaporate

Energy-efficiency ratio

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A number representing the energy stored in a fuel as compared to the energy required to produce, process, transport, and distribute that fuel.


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Alcohol containing two carbon atoms per molecule with about two-thirds the energy density of gasoline, mostly fermented from corn starch or sugar cane, also known as ‘grain alcohol’


Biotechnology; Biofuel

Raw material used in an industrial process, like the production of biofuel

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