Show: Green Revolution

Episode: Biomass


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Episode Description:

In this episode we explore how different types of biomass
can be used to produce fuel. At Arizona State University, engineering
graduate student Emil Puruhito is building reactors to grow algae used to
create biofuel. Garret Suen at the University of Wisconsin studies how
leafcutter ant colonies break down biomass in order to solve a different
biofuel problem: conversion of cellulose in plants to a fermentable sugar
used to make ethanol. Finally, engineer George Huber at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst shows us how his lab uses chemistry and heat to turn
waste from a sawmill into bio-oil and gasoline.

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 12:11


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