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The conversion of organic materials, such as plant or animal waste, into usable products or energy sources by biological processes or agents, such as certain microorganisms.


(General Engineering) the use of biological processes or materials to change organic substances into a new form, such as the conversion of waste into methane by fermentation


(ˌbaɪ oʊ kənˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən)

the conversion of biomass to a source of usable energy.
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This is Intrexon's second partnership utilizing the Company's proprietary gas-to-liquids bioconversion platform to generate high-value products from natural gas, the most inexpensive source of industrially usable carbon for fermentation today.
During the convention, 300 international investors, business leaders and government officials will meet to consider investment in and commercialization of these assets, particularly biomass bioconversion for protein, oil and mineral recovery.
By applying recent advances in life science technology, we can better harness renewable plant resources and bioconversion processes, to develop environmentally and politically sustainable human enterprise and lifestyles.
The bioconversion of agricultural residues into food has attracted the world attention in recent years [23].
Moringa leaves had the highest beta-carotene level (427 mg/kg) of all leaf samples collected by our group in South Pacific countries and Northern Australia in 2012 (Table 1), and bioconversion of beta-carotene in Moringa leaves to vitamin A is efficient (Ejoh et al 2010).
Biologically engineered odor scrubbers deal with the various environmental odors six ways: encapsulation, oxidation, neutralization, bioconversion, molecular polarization and hydrogen bonding.
To initiate the production of industrially important products from cellulosic biomass, bioconversion of the cellulosic components into fermentable sugars is necessary [2].
PMC BioTec, a leader in biomass conversion process technology, has relaunched as BioConversion Solutions, LLC (BCS) as part of a major global business expansion.
Introductory articles discuss key technologies such as sensors, machine vision, optical sensors, gripper technologies, wireless sensor networks, intelligent quality control systems based on fuzzy logic, and bioconversion in a fed-batch reactor.
The toxicity associated with DBP and DEHP stems from their bioconversion to their respective monoesters; this bioconversion is unlikely for PVAP and not possible for HMP or CAP.