By contributing to an investigation on different ways of meeting society’s energy needs, I can express an informed view on the risks and benefits of different energy sources, including those produced from plants.
Biodiesel (workshop) – A range of experiments based around the production and testing of Biodiesel from vegetable oil.
Oil from coffee grounds – not technically an oil but a simple method for extracting an oil-like mixture of terpenoids from coffee grounds that can be used as a fuel.
Through investigation, I can explain the formation and use of fossil fuels and contribute to discussions on the responsible use and conservation of finite resources.
When a Fossil Fuel is Burned (Demo) – Collection of water and carbon dioxide when a Bunsen burns