Meaning of bioconversion


Pronunciation: (bī"ō-kun-vûr'zhun, -shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the conversion of biomass to usable energy, as by burning solid fuel for heat, by fermenting plant matter to produce liquid fuel, as ethanol, or by the bacterial decomposition of organic waste to produce methane.
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