Event Title

Filling Up at the Biological Pump: The Future of Biofuels

Presentation Type

Poster/Portfolio

Presenter Major(s)

Athletic Training, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Exercise Science

Mentor Information

Osman Patel, patelo@gvsu.edu

Department

Cell and Molecular Biology

Location

Henry Hall Atrium 1

Start Date

13-4-2011 11:00 AM

End Date

13-4-2011 12:00 PM

Keywords

Environment, Ethics, Global Change, Life Science, Sustainability, Technology

Abstract

Our study sought to examine the level of understanding that Grand Valley students have regarding the practicality of biofuels and the funding behind them. Two hundred Grand Valley State University students were surveyed with a variety of majors and a range of class standings. These parameters were utilized to ensure an accurate depiction of the study population. Our preliminary results show a general understanding of biofuels, including E85 ethanol, which has been a recent popular biofuel. With regard to funding for biofuel research, the overall response showed support for funding coming from oil companies, the government and biotechnology companies. Most of those holding positive opinions on biofuels said they would be willing to pay more for them, either at the pump, for a car, or through taxes. We intend on further educating the student population on the potential that biofuels have to offer as our supply of fossil fuels dwindle.

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Filling Up at the Biological Pump: The Future of Biofuels

Henry Hall Atrium 1

Our study sought to examine the level of understanding that Grand Valley students have regarding the practicality of biofuels and the funding behind them. Two hundred Grand Valley State University students were surveyed with a variety of majors and a range of class standings. These parameters were utilized to ensure an accurate depiction of the study population. Our preliminary results show a general understanding of biofuels, including E85 ethanol, which has been a recent popular biofuel. With regard to funding for biofuel research, the overall response showed support for funding coming from oil companies, the government and biotechnology companies. Most of those holding positive opinions on biofuels said they would be willing to pay more for them, either at the pump, for a car, or through taxes. We intend on further educating the student population on the potential that biofuels have to offer as our supply of fossil fuels dwindle.