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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.
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(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
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(ˌbaɪ oʊ kənˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən)

the conversion of biomass to a source of usable energy.
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