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feedstock

[feed-stok] /ˈfidˌstɒk/
noun
1.
raw material for processing or manufacturing industry.
Also, feed stock.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; feed + stock
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Examples for feedstock
  • What's more, the wood could potentially serve as a biofuel feedstock.
  • Genetic engineering can already deliver many traditional chemical-feedstock molecules.
  • It uses energy, primarily natural gas and natural gas derivatives, as a feedstock material to make a wide array of products.
  • Ways of converting those crops into feedstock have to be developed.
  • The price of uranium oxide, the raw feedstock required for nuclear reactors, was in the doldrums for nearly a generation.
  • Its process begins with the gasification of feedstock materials using existing technology.
  • His protein-based process provides the biofuels field with entirely novel feedstock options.
  • The cellulosic feedstock is first pretreated with heat and chemicals to break down the material's tough cell walls.
  • The current high corn prices could cut into the profit margins of ethanol producers, who rely on corn as a feedstock.
  • Everything depends on whether the technology succeeds in turning feedstock into fuel in an economical way.
British Dictionary definitions for feedstock

feedstock

/ˈfiːdˌstɒk/
noun
1.
the main raw material used in the manufacture of a product
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