Bioethanol

DEFINITION: An alcohol fuel produced in a sugar fermentation process from plants such as sugar cane or maize. Bioethanol can be used directly in a fuel cell to produce electricity, and is seen as a sustainable alternative energy source to gasoline. 

See also: Biofuel

See also: Biogas

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