Fermentation Challenge: Making Ethanol from Cellulose

This hands-on activity introduces students to the process of fermenting different carbohydrate sources into ethanol. Teachers demonstrate yeasts' inability to metabolize certain food sources.

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Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
U.S. Department of Energy
Activity will take about three to five 50-minute class periods. Additional materials required.

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Very thorough teacher directions, materials, and resources are given.

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