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Record number 401170
Title Build Your Own Second-Generation Bioethanol Plant in the Classroom!
Author(s) Seters, J.R. van; Sijbers, J.P.J.; Denis, M.; Tramper, J.
Source Journal of Chemical Education 88 (2011)2. - ISSN 0021-9584 - p. 195 - 196.
Department(s) Bioprocess Engineering
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) hydrolysis - fuel
Abstract The production of bioethanol from cellulosic waste is described. The experiment is suitable for students in secondary school classroom settings and leads to bioethanol in a concentration high enough to burn the liquid. The experiment consists of three steps: (i) the cellulose of the waste material is converted to glucose by cellulase enzymes, (ii) the glucose-containing solution is fermented by baker’s yeast to a solution of approximately 5% ethanol, and (iii) the ethanol solution is subsequently distilled to yield an ethanol solution of at least 40%. All students obtained flammable end products and liked the realistic practice
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