Renewable Energy Plants in Your Gas Tank
Last updated 10 April 2012, created 10 April 2012, viewed 430
With ethanol becoming more prevalent in the media and in gas tanks, it is important for students to know where it comes from. This module uses a series of activities to show how energy and mass are converted from one form to another. It focuses on the conversion of light energy into chemical energy More…via photosynthesis, then goes on to show how the chemical energy in plant sugars can be fermented to produce ethanol. Finally, the reasons for using ethanol as a fuel are discussed. This module follows the path of energy from the sun and photosynthesis to ethanol production.