Title

Biodiesel, Biohydrogen, and Bioalcohol: Consumption May Vary

Date

5-26-2016 9:30 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 9:45 AM

Location

NS 101

Department

General Science Honors

Session Chair

Philip Wade

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Exploring Energy Resources through Student Created Video Documentaries

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Phillip Wade

Abstract

As environmental issues continue to push their way into the forefront of daily lives, how will the current and upcoming generations address the drastic depletion of energy resources? One option for rehabilitating the harmful mindset associated with energy consumption is renewable energy. Biofuel, also known as agrofuel, is a renewable energy resource derived from biomass and biowaste and is most commonly used as fuel for combustion engines. Biofuel is preferred over gasoline because it has the potential to reduce harmful greenhouse gases associated with fossil fuels. Unlike fossil fuels, biofuels are not limited in availability. There are several types of biofuel; the first generation biofuels are made from a variety of sugars, oils, and starches while the second generation uses feedstock for a “greener” approach. Looking at biodiesel, biohydrogen, and bioalcohol, this documentary will focus primarily on the future of biofuel, various ways it can be made, and how it could benefit people around the world.

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May 26th, 9:30 AM May 26th, 9:45 AM

Biodiesel, Biohydrogen, and Bioalcohol: Consumption May Vary

NS 101

As environmental issues continue to push their way into the forefront of daily lives, how will the current and upcoming generations address the drastic depletion of energy resources? One option for rehabilitating the harmful mindset associated with energy consumption is renewable energy. Biofuel, also known as agrofuel, is a renewable energy resource derived from biomass and biowaste and is most commonly used as fuel for combustion engines. Biofuel is preferred over gasoline because it has the potential to reduce harmful greenhouse gases associated with fossil fuels. Unlike fossil fuels, biofuels are not limited in availability. There are several types of biofuel; the first generation biofuels are made from a variety of sugars, oils, and starches while the second generation uses feedstock for a “greener” approach. Looking at biodiesel, biohydrogen, and bioalcohol, this documentary will focus primarily on the future of biofuel, various ways it can be made, and how it could benefit people around the world.