Fueling the future: Evaluating the sustainability of biofuels

In this activity, students consider the impact and sustainability of use of different classes of biofuels on the economy, the environment, and society. Students also learn about bioelectricity and how converting biomass to electricity may be the more efficient way to fuel cars in the 21st century.

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Dana Haine
University of North Carolina, School of Education
Activity takes about three 45-minute class periods.

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Activity includes a worksheet and links to the relevant materials.

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