Ethanol Fuel
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Compare the burning time, heat output and carbon dioxide emission of ethanol, gasoline and diesel. [E]
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Which method of creating cellulosic ethanol through mature lignocellulosic material would be the most effective and feasible in terms of timeline, cost, and procedure? [P] [P]
Analyze the differences in burning time, caloric energy, and carbon emissions of gasoline, diesel, and ethanol. [E]
Ethanol Producing Potential of Mouse Barley [E]
See if a biofuel such as ethanol has the potential to sustain the world with a renewable and environmentally safe fuel. [E]
Saccharification of Cellulose Using Acid and Cellulase Enzymes to Produce Cellulosic Ethanol, a Sustainable Fuel [E]
Research Ethanol Fuel [E] [P]
How does ethanol as a fuel compare to today’s conventional fuels? [E] [P]
The Effect of Extreme Temperatures on the Power Output of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells [E] [E]
Determine if an average family can support its home's fuel needs converting organic garbage into alcohol fuel. [E] [E]
The effect of adding denatured ethanol (DE) to unleaded gasoline on the production of pollutants in the exhaust of a small internal combustion engine. [E]
Describe alternative energy sources and outline advantages and disadvantages of any source. [E] [E] [P]
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High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Prepare ethanol from arrowroot powder and compare the ethanol yield by volume from cassava and white corn powders. [P]
See if adding higher levels of ethanol alcohol to gasoline decreases the run time of a motor. [E]
Increase the heat of combustion of ethanol through the addition of ethyl acetate, and to establish whether Jatropha oil would increase the energy output of ethanol. [P] [P]
Analysis between ADC Green (Alternative Daily Cover) and Wood Waste Using the Processes of Post-Hydrolysis vs. Enzymatic Hydrolysis and K-ligni in Order to Produce Cellulosic Ethanol [E]
Demonstrate that ethanol can be produced by fermenting waste materials such as orange peels, saw dust and newspapers. [E] [P]
Determine whether a mixture of Ethanol and Hydrogen Peroxide will be stable, create a higher amount energy when combusted, burning is cleaner than octane and to evaluate whether this process is safe. [P]
Determine the amount of alcohol fuel that can be produced through fermenting and distilling compost. [E] [P]
Ethanol Based Jatropha Biodiesel. [P]
The process of converting gasoline cars to work with ethanol fuel [E] [E]
Research ethanol fuel [E]
Green Transportation and Energy [P]
A Comparison of the Financial Viability of Ethanol Production from Grass vs. Woodchips [E]
Compare bamboo and cornstalk to corn and sugar cane in ethanol production. [E]
Effect of Nutrient Additives on Ethanol Production by Saccharomyces cerevisiae [E]
Ethanol from grass cellulose [E] [P]
Determine whether ethanol is a more efficient and clean burning fuel than gasoline. [E] [E]
Describe alternative energy sources and outline advantages and disadvantages of any source. [E] [E] [P]
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