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Have you heard of the many new alternative energy sources? Well I have and I think that bio fuels are the most interesting. Our teacher, Mr. Garrison, asked us to do a project on alternative energy. First, we chose witch alternative energy source we are most interested in. Both Mey11pstjst and Mey11liangl chose bio fuels. Since we both chose bio fuels we were in the same group. Now, following the Big6 steps, we must finish 1.1 to 6.2. In 1.1 we must explain what we have to do for this project. In 1.2 we must make 10 questions and get Mr. Garrison's approval. In 2.1 we have to brainstorm about what we are going to invent. For 2.2 we have to select the best sources such as wikipedia. In 3.1 we must actually get the sources. On 3.2 we get to answer our questions from 1.2. Next, on 4.1 we must find information within the sources. After that in 4.2 we must take notes on our sources. In 5.1 to 5.2 we must decide how to put our notes together, then use them to make a Google presentation or keynote. Finally, in 6.1 and 6.2 we must say who did what in this project.

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Questions

set 1:

Q1. Why is bio-fuel better than fossil fuel?

Q2. Why are bio-fuels made from plants?

Q3. Why is bio-fuel the color green?

Q4. Why do bio-fuels release natural gas instead of greenhouse gases?

Q5. Why are bio-fuels renewable?

Q6. Why do bio-fuels have many different types of bio-fuel like bio-diesel?

Q7. Why can vegetable oil, a bio-fuel, be used as gas in some cars?

Q8. Why is bio-diesel a type of bio-fuel?

Q9. Why are some types of bio-fuel sea plants like algae fuel?

Q10. Why was bio-fuel invented?

Set 2:

Q1. Why would someone buy our invention?

Q2. How can a hot air balloon be powered by bio-fuel?

Q3. What are the main parts of our invention?

Q4. How will we mass-produce our invention?

Q5. How can bio-fuel hot air balloons fly?

Q6. What are the uses of our invention?

Q7. What would happen if the invention doesn't work?

Q8. Would a regular hot air ballon work better than a bio-fuel powered one?

Q9. How would we know the balloon works?

Q10. Where would you put the bio-fuel in the hot air balloon?

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For our invention we are going to make a hot air balloon that uses bio-fuels. Instead of using fossil fuels to make the hot air balloon go up, we'll burn bio-fuels, therefore, releasing natural gas instead of greenhouse gases. The air would become cleaner and people could see the world from a bird's eye view.
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Websites
1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biofuels
2 http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/energy-environment/biofuels/index.html
3 http://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_biofuels.html
4 http://www.habmigern2003.info/biogas/biofuels.html
5 http://biofuelguide.net/
6 http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/ads.html
7http://wiki.answers.com/
8http://www.journeytoforever.org/biofuel.html
9http://www1.eere.energy.gov/biomass/abcs_biofuels.html
10http://riley.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=8&tax_level=3&tax_subject=6&topic_id=1052&level3_id=6599&level4_id=0&level5_id=0&placement_default=0
11http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/programs/programs.htm?np_code=307
12http://www.chevron.com/deliveringenergy/biofuels/
13http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/08/science/earth/08wbiofuels.html
14http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/10/biofuels/biofuels-text
15http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080103144404.htm
16http://www.naturalnews.com/biofuels.html
17http://www.bfenergy.com/
18http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/62609/c-ford-runge-and-benjamin-senauer/how-biofuels-could-starve-the-poor
19http://www.exxonmobilperspectives.com/2010/07/14/the-next-phase-of-algae-biofuels/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=biofuels&utm_campaign=xom_g%2Bsearch_perspectives%2Bblog%2B-%2Bnational
20https://energycenter.org/index.php/incentive-programs/clean-vehicle-rebate-project?gclid=CIem8d2ynKgCFQM6gwodhSqtHQ



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1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biofuels
2 http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/energy-environment/biofuels/index.html
3 http://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_biofuels.html
4 http://www.habmigern2003.info/biogas/biofuels.html
5 http://biofuelguide.net/
6 http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/ads.html
7 http://wiki.answers.com/
10http://riley.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=8&tax_level=3&tax_subject=6&topic_id=1052&level3_id=6599&level4_id=0&level5_id=0&placement_default=0
11http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/programs/programs.htm?np_code=307
12http://www.chevron.com/deliveringenergy/biofuels/
13http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/08/science/earth/08wbiofuels.html
14http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/10/biofuels/biofuels-text
15http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080103144404.htm
16http://www.exxonmobilperspectives.com/2010/07/14/the-next-phase-of-algae-biofuels/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=biofuels&utm_campaign=xom_g%2Bsearch_perspectives%2Bblog%2B-%2Bnational



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Answers
set 1:

A1: Bio-fuels are better than fossil fuels because when they are burned,they don't give of dangerous greenhouse gasses. Bio-fuels are also renewable and clean,unlike fossil fuels like oil that is not renewable and can cause bad things like the BP oil spill.

A2: If it wasn’t called bio-fuel, it wouldn’t be made from plants. Also, they made it from plants because regular fossil fuel causes lots of pollution.

A3: Bio-fuels are the color green because they are made from plants. Plants are the color green,therefore, changing the color of bio-fuels to green.

A4: Because bio-fuel is natural, so it gives natural gases.

A5: Bio-fuel is renewable because it’s made from plants, and plants are renewable.

A6: Because different types of bio-fuel ha0.ve different purposes. For example, bio-diesel is used in engines of some types of cars.

A7: Straight vegetable oil and/or pure plant oil can be made into bio-diesel, which can used to substitute car fuel.

A8: It’s made from plants, so it is basically bio-fuel.

A9: Because algae fuel can be made into bio-fuels.

A10: Bio-fuel was invented to hopefully replace fossil fuels so the world would be less polluted.

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A1. Maybe some eviormentally-friendly people will buy it instead of buying a regular one so the world would get less-polluted.

A2. The bio-fuel will be storaged in the tanks in the basket, and the burners will heat up the air balloon.

A3. The main things in our invention is the bio-fuel, the burners, the tank, and the envelope.

A4. We don’t make hot air balloons, we just make it bio-powered.

A5. The Burners will heat up the bio-fuel into the envelope, which causes the whole thing to rise into the air.

A6. The use of our invention is so people will buy it instead of regular fuel, and hopefully make the world a greener place.

A7. If our invention didn’t work, we would try different ways until we find a way, so our invention would be a success.

A8. Actually, since we know a regular one works, I think the regular hot air balloon would work better, because we don’t know if our invention would work.

A9. We wouldn't really know, but we could test it by putting dummies in the basket and let it float into the air, and if nothing happened, it would probably work.

A10. You would put the bio-fuel at the bottom of the basket in the gas tanks.















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Wikipedia: Bio-fuels are derived bio-mass. Cellulosic biomass is used to make ethanol production. Bio-fuel can be vegetable oil, grease and animal fats.
NYtimes: The first generation of bio-fuel, ethanol made from corn or sugar cane, or biodiesel made from vegetable oil -- have provoked intense backlash. They have been blamed for causing unintended environmental damage and for displacing production of food crops, which may have helped raise world food prices.
NREL(National renewable energy laboratory): Bio-mass can be directly made into bio-fuels. This website also has a video on how bio-mass is made into bio-fuels. Bio-fuel can be made from starch. Ethanol (One of the first bio-fuels) is also an alcohol used in wine and beer.





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