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eth·a·nol

 (ĕth′ə-nôl′, -nōl′, -nŏl′)
n.

ethanol

(ˈɛθəˌnɒl; ˈiːθə-)
n
(Elements & Compounds) the technical name for alcohol1

al•co•hol

(ˈæl kəˌhɔl, -ˌhɒl)

n.
1. Also called ethyl alcohol , grain alcohol, ethanol. a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, C2H5OH, produced by yeast fermentation of carbohydrates or, synthetically, by hydration of ethylene: used chiefly as a solvent and in beverages and medicines.
2. an intoxicating liquor containing this liquid.
3. any of a class of chemical compounds having the general formula ROH, where R represents an alkyl group and –OH a hydroxyl group.
[1535–45; < New Latin < Medieval Latin < Arabic al-kuḥl the powdered antimony, the distillate]

eth·a·nol

(ĕth′ə-nôl′)
An alcohol, C2H6O, obtained from the fermentation of sugars and starches and also made artificially. It is the intoxicating ingredient of alcoholic beverages, and it is also used as a solvent. Also called ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ethanol - the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquorsethanol - the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors; used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel; proposed as a renewable clean-burning additive to gasoline
neutral spirits, ethyl alcohol - nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent or 190 proof used for blending with straight whiskies and in making gin and liqueurs
gasohol - a gasoline substitute consisting of 90% gasoline and 10% grain alcohol from corn
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
spirits of wine - rectified ethyl alcohol
absolute alcohol - pure ethyl alcohol (containing no more than 1% water)
denatured alcohol - ethyl alcohol that is unfit for drinking but is still useful for other purposes
plant product - a product made from plant material
Translations
etanol
етанол
etanol
etanoli
etanol
エタノール
etanol
etanol

ethanol

[ˈeθənɒl] Netanol m

ethanol

[ˈɛθənɒl ˈiːθənɒl] n (= ethyl alcohol) → alcool m éthylique

ethanol

nÄthanol nt

ethanol

[ˈɛθəˌnɒl] nalcol m etilico

eth·a·nol

n. alcohol etílico.

ethanol

n etanol m
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Because of high prices, consumers who own flex-fuel vehicles are already shifting from hydrous ethanol back to gasoline, so there is no risk of pumps going dry," said UNICA's Technical Director, Antonio de Padua Rodrigues.
Lower consumption of gasoline, capped by higher consumption of hydrous ethanol, sparked a cumulative production plunge in anhydrous ethanol.
64 million liters and hydrous ethanol stocks up 54 percent at 59.
Coimex also provided the company with hydrous ethanol, a key ingredient to the fuel, which is shipped to the United States, says Karl James, chairman of Petrojam in Kingston.
Hydrous ethanol contains water and has a purity of 95 percent, Whereas anhydrous ethanol contains no water and is referred to as pure ethanol.
TGER processes the liquid and food waste into a hydrous ethanol, which is blended with the syngas to create usable energy.
This means that they can run with a mixture in any proportion, of what we call 'gasoline' but which in fact is a mixture of gasoline and 20-25% of a hydrous ethanol, and hydrated ethanol," he said.
In this period, average international sugar prices were around USD25 c/pound and the average prices for anhydrous ethanol and hydrous ethanol in the domestic market were BRL1.
Petrojam Ethanol Ltd confirmed in May that it too had lost its supply source in Brazil, Jamaica's main market for hydrous ethanol, which is converted here to fuel grade or dry ethanol, and sold mainly to the United States;
Net revenue from hydrous ethanol sales came in at BRL 45 million, down 3.