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Glossary item | Last updated: 16 Apr 2024


In this context residues can include:

A processing residue is a substance that is not the end product(s) that a production process directly seeks to produce. It is not a primary aim of the production process and the process has not been deliberately modified to produce it.

EC, 2010, Communication from the Commission on the Practical Implementation of the EU Biofuels and Bioliquids Sustainability Scheme and on Counting Rules for Biofuels, (2010/C 160/02) OJ C 160, 19 June pp 160/132010

Source category: EC Policy Documents

Residue means something that is left over or, matter remaining after something has been removed. 

US Legal definition ( accessed 15 April 2024

Source category: Agency Documents

A small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used. - Note: The term does not define the quality of the leftovers. In this special case it does not define if a residue is waste or a by-product .

Oxford Dictionaries, accessed 15 April 2024.

Source category: Dictionaries