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Making Biofuel

Postby Mimiekkins » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:02 am

Our project is about making bio fuel from plants but we also need to make ethanol.
We want to extract glucose from a plant that are waste products like grass or fruit peels. so we want to know what has the highest amount of glucose and is commonly thrown away or is considered a waste. :idea: :?:
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Re: Making Biofuel

Postby heatherL » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:22 am

Hi Mimiekkins,

Welcome to Science Buddies! It sounds like you might be interested in this project idea: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... p038.shtml, and you can use this project to help you get started: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... p034.shtml

You can use the information in this project to figure out how to determine the glucose content of different plants: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... p049.shtml

I hope this helps you get started. Please post again (in this same thread) if you have more questions.

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Re: Making Biofuel

Postby Mimiekkins » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:14 am

Do you have an idea of what type of Enzyme i can use to break down the cellulose into glucose?
Or something that can resemble an enzyme to break it down?
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Re: Making Biofuel

Postby heatherL » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:21 pm

Hi Mimiekkins,

Cellulase enzymes can be used to break down cellulose into glucose. Here is a Wikipedia article that includes information about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellulosic_ethanol. Keep in mind that Wikipedia is not always a reliable source, but the bibliogrpahy contains many references that can help you in your background research.

I hope this helps!

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