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 (sĕl′yə-lōs′, -lōz′)
A polysaccharide, (C6H10O5)n, that is composed of glucose monomers and is the main constituent of the cell walls of plants. It is used in the manufacture of numerous products, including paper, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and insulation.

[French, from cellule, biological cell; see cellule.]

cel′lu·lo′sic (-lō′sĭk, -zĭk) adj.
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Noun1.cellulosic - a plastic made from cellulose (or a derivative of cellulose)
plastic - generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
cellulose - a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
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Kim Reynolds on a tour of the state's first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant, in Galva, Iowa.
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toward a low-carbon future, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will deliver remarks today at the grand opening of Abengoa s second-generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas as part of Energy Action Month.
The measure provides a one-year extension of the special allowance for cellulosic biofuel plant property, the tax credit for alternative fuel vehicle refueling property and the cellulosic biofuel producer tax credit, and expands the list of cellulosic feedstocks to include algae.
As part of the agreement, Novozymes will supply enzyme technology to Raizen's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Brazil, scheduled to be operational by end 2014.
SeeNews) - Nov 14, 2012 - US biofuel-tech developer Edeniq on Wednesday said it had started construction of a cellulosic ethanol plant in Brazil that will produce cellulosic sugars from sugarcane bagasse.
LONDON: BP's decision to scrap plans for a US cellulosic ethanol refinery is a setback for second generation biofuels and opens the door to alternatives including Brazilian sugar ethanol, biodiesel and electric vehicles.
ZeaChem Inc a company that produces cellulosic ethanol and is based in Colorado, United States, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chrysler Group LLC, a United States-based automaker.
The investment in venture capital-backed Mascoma includes a deal for Valero to purchase the facility's 40 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol, the companies said in a joint statement.
The hope for the future is biofuels produced from cellulosic feedstocks such as corn stover, switchgrass, miscanthus, and woody crops.
It is comprised of a detersive surfactant, zeolite builder, phosphate builder, carbonate and cellulosic polymer.