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Supply Chain

Description:
Follows process of biofuel production from NARA research along with the calculation for how much biofuel can be created from a given amount of hog fuel.

Related Topics:
1. Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws.
3. Biological processes depend on 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.
4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.
8. Wood based bio-fuels are one form of energy that is renewable

Associated Grade Levels:
9-1011-12Public

Sub-Resources

Infographic of Supply Chain
Associated Grade Levels:
9-1011-12Public

Related Sub-Topics

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

1.5 Energy comes in different forms and can be divided into categories.

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

3.6 Humans are part of Earth’s ecosystems and influence energy flow through these systems.

4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors

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

4.4 Humans transport energy from place to place.

4.5 Humans generate electricity in multiple ways.

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

5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.

5.6 Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.

5.7 Energy decisions are influenced by social factors.

6.4 Earth has limited energy resources.

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

6.8 Amount of energy used can be calculated and monitored.

8.1 Sources of cellulosic residuals used are found in forest operations and in industry process

8.2 Transportation and logistic considerations shape cost and feasibility within supply chains.

8.3 Pretreatment processess makes sugars more available.

8.4 The conversion processess includes adding specific enzymes to make simple sugars available.

8.5 Fermentation processess use specialized yeasts to create isobutanol.

8.6 Liquid fuel can be produced from wood feedstocks.

8.7 Co-products in biofuel production use lignin in many ways.

8.8 Life cycle analysis take account of ecological factors that are in steps of the supply chain.