This booklet contains background information about the science involved in the field of bioenergy and biofuels. There are also a range of practical activities with instructions. The topics look at sustainable development plant science, microbiology, chemistry and a range of other areas of science and technology, and include:

* Biogas generator

* Oil and biodiesel

* Bioethanol

* Extracting sugar from sugar beet

* Yeast fermentation

* Advanced biofuels

* Lignocellulosic bioethanol

* Hydrolysis of biofuel feedstocks

* Fermentation of lignocelluloses

* Bacterial biofuels

* Bacterial cellulase

* Algal biofuels

* Culturing algae

* Algal photosynthesis

* Algae chromatography

* Making biofuel molecules

* Biofuel feedstocks

* Bioenergy crossword

Produced by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).  BBSRC is a part of Research Councils UK (RCUK).

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