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In physics, a material that contains carbon and hydrogen and usually other elements such as nitrogen, sulfur and oxygen. Organic compounds can be found in nature or they can be synthesized in the laboratory. An organic substance is not the same as a "natural" substance. A natural material means that it is essentially the same as it was found in nature, but "organic" means that it is carbon based.

A printed circuit board is an example of an organic substrate because the laminate material is made of glass fibers in an epoxy, and epoxies are carbon based (see FR4). See organic chemistry.
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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.
AoIn the US alone, more than 100 billion gallons of organic fuel is thrown out,Ao said Quinn, who reached out to ethanol scientist Floyd Butterfield to collaborate on a system that could make ethanol in a manner that was cost-effective and better for the environment.
Biomass is an organic fuel, like woodchip or straw, which does produce carbon when burnt, but only as much as it takes from the atmosphere when it grows, hence the Government's talk of zero "net" emissions.
Newton, PA, has introduced Steaz Energy: Organic Fuel for the Mind, Body and Soul.
John reckons that it should be possible to replace all mineral fuels with renewable organic fuel within a decade if our own politi-cians put their minds to it.
But in several countries the mix is up to 85 per cent organic fuel.
Methanex alleges that the state's switch to ethanol, an organic fuel alternative made from corn, was influenced by a top ethanol producer's $210,000 gubernatorial campaign contribution.
The money would help bridge the gap between the cost of organic fuel for thermal power plants and nuclear fuel used at Chernobyl - a longstanding Ukraine request.
He considers alternative organic fuel proposals, which generally offer small or questionable gains at high costs.
Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) have launched a project whereby they'll be collaborating on the exchange of information and consultancy on latest techniques to capture the organic gas released from waste and recycle it into an organic fuel for use in dual-fuel vehicles.
Organic products are some of the fastest-growing products in the $312 million ready-to-drink protein-based sports beverage category, including Organic Valley Organic Fuel and Organic Balance.