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Life Cycle Assessment of Biofuels 101

When selecting alternative fuels, it is important to consider the relative advantages and disadvantages of each. This activity asks students to begin to consider the life cycle energy and carbon dioxide emission costs of gasoline, corn ethanol, and cellulosic ethanol. The various pieces help students trace energy and matter through a complex system and begin to critically analyze graphical comparisons of different fuels.
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Primary or BEN resource type
General Biology Core Concepts
Discipline Specific Core Concepts
General Biology Competencies
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords sustainability, energy, carbon cycle, photosynthesis, respiration, combustion, fermentation
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Educational Language
Pedagogical Use Category
Pedagogical Use Description This stand-alone activity helps students learn how to trace energy and matter through a complex system.
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Full Name of Primary Author Sara Krauskopf, John Greenler, Julie Sinistore
Primary Author Controlled Name
Primary Author Affiliation GLBRC
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  • educationglbrc
Rights Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
Review type
Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection Off
Big Data Collection Off
Editors Choice No
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Date Of Record Submission 2017-01-10
I Agree to EcoEdDL's Copyright Policy & Terms of Use No
Date Of Record Release 2017-07-18 12:57:44
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  • tmourad
Date Last Modified 2017-07-18 12:57:44
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