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Cell Wall Chemistry of Biofuel

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This module focuses on the production of sugar (glucose and maltose) from cornstarch.

This module focuses on the production of sugar (glucose and maltose) from cornstarch.

The first lesson from this module relates glucose production from cornstarch to ethanol fuel production from corn stover.

Another lesson uses a calculator based colorimeter interface from the Vernier Company to quantify the hydrolysis of starch to sugar by salivary amylase. In this lesson saliva is added to a starch solution containing a couple of drops of iodine. Light initially doesn’t pas

Subject(s):

  • Science

Grade(s):

  • High School (9-12)

Topic(s):

  • Energy

NAAEE Guidelines/Strand(s):

  • Strand 1: Questioning, Analysis & Interpretation Skills
  • Strand 2.1: The Earth as a Physical System


Organization Information

Cell Wall Chemistry of Biofuel

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, District of Columbia
www.eere.energy.gov

Organization Type: Natural Resource Education

Contact:
Billie Newland
U.S. Department of Energy
301-903-8595
Billie.Newland@hq.doe.gov

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