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Alternative Energy: Looking at Algae for Biofuel

Description:
This Capstone Project Proposal website contains several helpful algae biofuel graphics-one shows how biodiesel is produced from algae, a chart showing the oil yield in gallons per acre for many feedstock crops, and 2 excellent videos on algae being turned into biofuel. Algae has a much higher oil yield compared to other feedstock.

Related Topics:
1. Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws.
2. Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow through the Earth system.
5. Energy decisions are influenced by economic, political, environmental, and social factors.
6. The amount of energy used by human society depends on many factors.
7. The quality of life of individuals and societies is affected by energy choices.
4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.

Associated Grade Levels:
11-12

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Alternative Energy: Looking at Algae for Biofuel
Associated Grade Levels:
11-12

Alternative Energy: Looking at Algae for Biofuel
Associated Grade Levels:
11-12

Related Sub-Topics

6.8 Amount of energy used can be calculated and monitored.

1.1 Energy is a quantity that is transferred from system to system.

5.1 Decisions concerning the use of energy resources are made at many levels.

4.3 Fossil and biofuels are organic matter that contain energy captured from sunlight.

5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.

1.4 Energy available to do useful work decreases as it is transferred from system to system.

6.5 Social and technological innovation affects the amount of energy used by human society.

5.7 Energy decisions are influenced by social factors.

6.6 Behavior and design affect the amount of energy used by human society.

7.1 Economic security is impacted by energy choices.

6.3 Human demand for energy is increasing.

4.2 Humans use of energy is subject to limits and constraints.

5.5 Energy decisions are influenced by political factors.

2.3 Earth’s weather and climate are mostly driven by energy from the Sun.

6.4 Earth has limited energy resources.

5.2 Energy infrastructure has inertia.

6.1 Conservation of energy has two very different meanings.

6.7 Products and services carry with them embedded energy.

7.2 National security is impacted by energy choices.

4.7 Different sources of energy and different ways energy is transformed, transported, and stored.

5.3 Energy decisions can be made using a systems-based approach.

6.2 One way to manage energy resources is through conservation.

4.4 Humans transport energy from place to place.

2.4 Water plays a major role in the storage and transfer of energy in the Earth system.

5.6 Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.

1.6 Chemical and nuclear reactions involve transfer and transformation of energy.