Biofuel & Biomass Energy
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level


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Primary School - Grades K-3
P=Project   E=Experiment
Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Find out which household organic waste produce more biogas [P]
Compare the amount of biogas that is produced from diffrent types of biomass [P]
Compare the efficiency of banana peels, peel briquettes and coal in order to evaluate environmentally friendly fuels. [P] [P]
Grow three different types of grasses and then determine which grass produces the most biomass and therefore, will produce the most energy. [E]
Determine if the energy in a biofuel is equivalent to the energy in the same amount of nonrenewable fuel. [E]
Is the amount of heat energy (gas) used less when there are more kids in the school? [P]
Demonstrae The Energy Stored Inside A Peanut [E]
Algae Fuel Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC) Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Ethanol Fuel Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Biodiesel Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Wood Energy Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Increasing Cellulosic Bioethanol Production with Ultrasound and Cellobiase [E]
Charcoal from Palm Waste [E]
From trash to gas: Compare the amount of biogas that is produced from different types of biomass. [E]
Compare the energy efficiencies and environmental friendliness of biofuels and fossil fuels. [P] [P]
See if green algae can be tricked into producing H(2) via photosynthesis and the optimal conditions for maximum production. [E]
Determine what type of biomass: acidic, basic, or neutral mixed with cow manure will improve the production of biogas. [E]
Oxidation Stability of Jatropha Oil [P]
What Factors Increase the Growth of Oil-producing Microalgae Cultivated in Photo Bioreactors? [E]
Improvement of jatropha oil properties like cloud point. [P]
How relative position in a plant effects fuel moisture percentage. [E]
What is biofuel? [E] [P]
If methanogenic bacteria are subjected to anaerobic conditions than it will result in the production of methane which could be used as a possible clean, alternative energy source (biogas). [E] [P]
Build and demonstrate your own biomass (biogas) generator. [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]
Pine Needles and Oak Leaves as a Source of Renewable Energy [E]
Which common gasoline alternative fuel is the most efficient in cost and caloric content including wood, vegetable oil, animal fats, and natural gas. [E] [E] [E]
Determine which fireplace fuels work most efficiantly to heat a room for the least amount of time, energy, and money. [E]
What Type of Fuel Has the Greatest Energy per Unit Mass? [E] [E] [E]
Use the energy in a peanut to heat water [E]
Algae Fuel Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC) Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Ethanol Fuel Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Biodiesel Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Wood Energy Science Fair Projects & Experiments
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Produce biogas from jatropha cake using cow dung and find out which ratio between cow dung and jatropha cake would produce the greatest amount of biogas. [P] [P]
Investigate ways to prolong the operational lifespan of dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) [P] [P]
Produce Cellobiose Dehydrogenase from fungi Trametes versicolor in a exogenous expression system, either in E.coli or in transgenic tobacco plants. The recombinant CDH obtained from this project could be used in a cellulase cocktails to more efficiently degrade lignocellulose materials. [P] [P]
Optimizing Microbial Fuel Cell Output by Varying Relative Surface Area [E]
Determine if bacteria expresses an elevated growth rate when aged and stressed in a MFC and if this is accompanied by enhanced current production. [E]
Prepare ethanol from Jatropha cake by fermentation. [P]
Improve Jatropha Oil Extraction Procedure and Optical Density (OD) Procedure [P]
Maximizing the Production of Ethanol from Corn Starch [E]
Which is more effeicient: photovoltaic technology or crop biomass (ethanol and biodiesel) sources (insolation conversion). [E]
Parameters Affecting the Conversion of Solar Energy to Grass Biomass [E] [E]
Optimization of Biomass Conversion: Pilot Study Evaluation of the Use of Low-Grade Steam to Reform Methane [E] [E]
Determine how efficient certain biofuels are in comparison to diesel fuel and whether using new or used oil in the making of the biofuels alters their efficiency. [E]
What used cooking oil would run a lawn edger the longest? [E]
Describe alternative energy sources and outline advantages and disadvantages of any source. [E] [E] [P]
Compare biofuels (ethanol) with bioelectricity (burned biomass) efficiency (more energy from the same amount of land) [E]
Algae Fuel Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC) Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Ethanol Fuel Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Biodiesel Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Wood Energy Science Fair Projects & Experiments
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