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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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"The big advantage of organic fuel compared to other RES, is that whereas you cannot produce solar and wind power on demand, with organic waste you can produce energy at peak times.
In a press conference, Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade Hatem Saleh said he agreed with his Sudanese counterpart on establishing 500 Egyptian factories in Sudan to produce organic fuel and mineral products.
Santiago recently signed an agreement with Gonzalez to collect used cooking oil from businesses and homes, which will be processed in the Jayuya plant as organic fuel.
Methanol is the most promising of the liquid organic fuel candidates for large-scale manufacture of fuel cells.
Raghav Mishra, "Dual-Chamber Microbial Organic Fuel Cell (MFC)," second place.
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.
It is stated in the report on energy resources announced by the World Energy Council in 2001 that "there are sufficient resources in every region of the world that would satisfy the growing energy demand even in the 21st century; however, there are no new special technologies that would markedly reduce the part of organic fuel in the general energy balance in the nearest future" (World Energy Council, 2001).
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.
The Healthy Beverage Co., 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. In Brazil, five million cars can run on almost pure bio-ethanol and another four million on lower concentrations.