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Powering the Future: Biofuels. Activity: Biogas Describe the features of a biogas generator Evaluate the pros and cons of biogas feedstocks Create a biogas.

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1 Powering the Future: Biofuels

2 Activity: Biogas Describe the features of a biogas generator Evaluate the pros and cons of biogas feedstocks Create a biogas generator

3 To help combat climate change the UK has a target to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by % of the UK renewable energy could come from biomass heat and electricity by To meet the European Renewable Energy Directive, the UK is aiming for 10% of transport energy to be from renewable sources by % of the sustainable renewable road transport fuel used in the UK between April 2012 and April 2013 came from UK feedstocks. Facts and Figures

4 Biogas storage containers: Biogas can be burnt to produce heat for cooking, warming homes and producing electricity. It can also be compressed and used as a transport fuel in specially converted vehicle engines. Rothamsted Research scientists are investigating the microorganisms and processes involved in biogas generation. © iStockphoto

5 Food Waste: Scientists at the Institute of Food Research are investigating how our waste problem can be turned into an energy solution. © Institute of Food Research

6 Biogas generators: The diagram shows a simple design for a biogas generator. With some creativity a variety of household objects can be used to construct a generator and collect the gas produced.

7 Activity: Biogas Describe the features of a biogas generator Evaluate the pros and cons of biogas feedstocks Create a biogas generator

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