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or·gan·ic com·pound

a compound composed of atoms (some of which are carbon) held together by covalent (shared electron) bonds. Compare: inorganic compound.

or·gan·ic com·pound

(ōr-gan'ik kom'pownd)
A compound composed of atoms (some of which are carbon) held together by covalent (shared electron) bonds.
Compare: inorganic compound

organic compound

A compound containing carbon. Such compounds include carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
See also: compound
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Combustion products of organic fuel, getting into the atmosphere, cause the precipitation of acid rains and intensify the greenhouse effect, which has an extremely unfavorable effect on the overall ecological situation.
For example, social costs incurred in companies that use renewable energy technologies for energy generation (wind, water, biomass) may be equal or even lower than the social costs of companies using regular organic fuel technologies despite the fact that advanced technologies are often expensive and predetermine high internal costs.
Organic Fuel is a milk protein recovery shake designed for peak performance, with 26 grams of protein, 70% of the recommended daily intake of calcium and no artificial sweeteners.
Least understood is the natural process whereby organic fuels break down.
Plentex Limited (ASX:PRM) has signed a conditional agreement for the acquisition of all the shares in Organic Fuels Algae Technologies LLC, a US-based leading algae technology company.
The second problem concerning fossil fuels is the pollution of environment that concurs with combustion of organic fuels.
1) Because of energy density considerations, it is reasonable to expect that a significant fraction of transportation energy demand will be met by organic fuels for the indefinite future.
The byproducts of combustion of organic fuels include the major combustion products of carbon dioxide (C[O.sub.2]) and water vapour ([H.sub.2]O), along with a variety of trace gasses and aerosol emissions that have many impacts on air quality, human health and climate, the paper states.
Bypassed by Interstate 40, Radiator Springs features the usual assortment of colorful characters, in an all-car cast that includes an attractive Porsche, Sally (Bonnie Hunt); the slightly addled tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy); and a half-baked van that runs on "organic fuels," appropriately voiced by George Carlin.
"We now have licensed all of the Caltech technology on low-temperature direct fuel cells using methanol and other organic fuels such as formic acid," said VIASPACE and DMFCC chief executive officer Carl Kukkonen.
The large-scale experiments proved the feasibility of addition of large percentage, up to 50 %, of alternative organic fuels, namely wood and bark chips, paper mill sewage sludge, and chopped paper, textile and plastic particles, to the fluid bed boiler as a substitute for lignite.
Biomass gasification involves converting organic fuels to create a relatively clean combustible gas.