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Description: Feedstocks refer to raw materials or substances that are used as inputs in the production of various products, such as fuels, chemicals, and materials. In the context of energy commodities trading, feedstocks specifically pertain to the materials used in the production of energy-related products, such as crude oil, natural gas, coal, biomass, and various forms of renewable energy sources. These raw materials serve as the foundation for subsequent processing or conversion into higher-value end products.

Reference 1:
Title: Feedstock
This Investopedia article provides an overview of feedstocks, explaining what they are in the context of commodity trading and their importance in various industries. It also discusses some examples of feedstocks used in the energy sector.

Reference 2:
Title: What Are Feedstocks?
This webpage, provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, provides a comprehensive explanation of feedstocks, particularly in the context of bioenergy production. It outlines the different types of feedstocks used, their characteristics, and how they are utilized in the production of biofuels and other renewable energy sources.

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