Biofuels are an important area of chemistry and chemical engineering.
The workshops here involve the making and testing of biodiesel from vegetable oil.
There are different activities exploring different aspects of biodiesel manufacture suitable for different levels. In addition, there are discussion acitvities to assist in pupils’ understanding of the envoronmental and other ethical aspects of commercial biodiesel production.
Making Biodiesel from Fresh Oil
Making biodiesel from Waste Oil
Testing Biodiesel – pH & Viscosity
Testing Biodiesel – Burning
Testing Biodiesel – Iodine Number
Biodiesel Teacher’s Guide
Biodiesel Technician’s Guide
Biodiesel Risk Assessment
Biodiesel Discussion Activities