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Algae

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a simple nonflowering plant of a large group that includes the seaweeds and many single-celled forms. Algae contain chlorophyll but lack true stems, roots, leaves, and vascular tissue.

Aquaculture

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The rearing of aquatic animals or the cultivation of aquatic plants for food.

ASTM standards

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Is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.

Biodegradable

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(of a substance or object) capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms.

Biodiesel

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a biofuel intended as a substitute for diesel.

Biofuels

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a fuel derived directly from living matter.

Biomass

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the total mass of organisms in a given area or volume organic matter used as a fuel, especially in a power station for the generation of electricity.

Bioplastics

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a type of biodegradable plastic derived from biological substances rather than from petroleum.

Biorefinery

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A biorefinery is a facility that integrates biomass conversion processes and equipment to produce fuels, power, heat, and value-added chemicals from biomass. The biorefinery concept is analogous to today's petroleum refinery, which produce multiple fuels and products from petroleum.

Carbon footprint

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the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, etc.