Coffee OilBiofuels 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