Programs & Events

Biofuels: Algae to Ethanol

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Workshop or Trip
May. 16, 2013 | Thursday, 6:30pm
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Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Minimum age 11 (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult)
Location: Nature Research Center - Natural World Investigate Lab - 2nd Floor
$10 per participant.

Alternative fuel sources are a popular area of discussion in the science and engineering communities. Never before has so much money and research been devoted to the development of alternative fuel sources. This class is designed to teach participants about the benefits of alternative fuel sources, specifically the area of biofuels. This program, offered by the Natural World Investigate Lab, will teach participants everything they need to know about the processes of growing algae, harvesting it, and extracting ethanol. We will cover the development of algae ethanol from photosynthesis to alcoholic fermentation and give students hands-on experience using density measurement sticks, fractional distillation systems, spectrometers and pipettes.

Program Instructors: Bob Alderink and Colin Brammer, Coordinators for Natural World investigate Lab.

Registration information: Registration required. Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form with payment. Registration deadline is one week prior to program date.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.