ERIC Number: EJ1039168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Biofuels: What Are They and How Can They Improve Practical Work and Discussions?
School Science Review, v96 n354 p96-104 Sep 2014
This article looks at the potential of bioenergy as a replacement for fossil fuels, the cutting-edge research being undertaken by scientists, and classroom resources available for teaching this topic. There is currently a large programme of scientific research aiming to develop advanced biofuels (replenishable liquid biofuels from non-food plants, algae and organic waste), along with an initiative to support teachers and engage the public. Advances in biofuel usage and technologies provide teachers with ample opportunity to discuss controversial issues and carry out practical work.
Descriptors: Energy, Biology, Fuels, Scientific Research, Natural Resources, Conservation (Environment), Sustainable Development, Student Participation, Biotechnology, Foreign Countries, Plants (Botany), Science Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom