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chem·ur·gy

 (kĕm′ər-jē, kĭ-mûr′-)
n.
The development of new industrial chemical products from organic raw materials, especially from those of agricultural origin.

che·mur′gic (kĭ-mûr′jĭk), che·mur′gi·cal adj.

chemurgy

(ˈkɛmɜːdʒɪ)
n
(Chemistry) the branch of chemistry concerned with the industrial use of organic raw materials, esp materials of agricultural origin
chemˈurgic, chemˈurgical adj

chem•ur•gy

(ˈkɛm ɜr dʒi, kəˈmɜr-)

n.
a division of applied chemistry concerned with the industrial use of organic substances.
[1930–35]
chem•ur′gic, chem•ur′gi•cal, adj.
chem•ur′gi•cal•ly, adv.

chemurgy

the branch of chemistry that deals with the industrial use and application of organic substances. — chemurgic, chemurgical, adj.
See also: Industry

chemurgy

The branch of chemistry that deals with the development of new chemical products from organic raw materials.
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In the early days of the New Deal, members of the Farm Chemurgic Movement worked closely with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on a farm-relief program that would subsidize ethanol production from farm crops.
Wright, "Alcohol Wrecks a Marriage: The Farm Chemurgic Movement and the USDA in the Alcohol Fuels Campaign in the Spring of 1933," Agricultural History 67, no.
Other resolutions have been passed and publicized calling for creation of a ceramics industry in Georgia (1923) and appealing for support for the efforts of the Farm Chemurgic Council (1937).