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Renewable energy science fair project:
Ethanol Based Jatropha Biodiesel




Science Fair Project Information
Title: Ethanol Based Jatropha Biodiesel
Subject: Renewable Energy
Grade level: High School - Grades 10-12
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Medium
Awards: 1st place, Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (2008)
Affiliation: Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (VSF)
Year: 2008
Description: Main goals are to perform transesterification process with Jatropha oil and Sodium ethoxide to create a biodiesel; to lower the cloud point of the Jatropha biodiesel; to establish the flash point for mixtures of Jatropha biodiesel and ethanol and diesel additives.
Link: http://www.odec.ca/projects/2008/wood8c2/
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