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Title Scope: Fuels For The Future
Published Australia : TEN, 2010
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Summary The fuel that we are putting into our planes, trains, and automobiles today won't be the fuel that we use in the future. On this episode of SCOPE, Dr Rob and the team take a take a look some alternatives like ethanol, biodiesel, hydrogen and electricity. FUELS FOR THE FUTURE 101With the help of his trusty scooter, Dr Rob looks to the future to explain why the fuel we use now is not the fuel we'll be using for very much longer. He takes us through why we need fuel, how it works, and what sort of fuels might take over. EXPERIMENT: PEANUT OILJulia tries her hand at making a fuel for the future! Usually food, like the peanuts in this experiment, fuels our bodies, but Julia shows us how they might also be able to fuel non-living things - all from the comfort of her kitchen!ALGAL FUELSIt might be green, gooey, slimy, and smelly, but algae could be the next big thing in fuel production! We visit Biologist Sasi Nayar from the South Australian Research and Development Institute to find out how.CELLULOSIC ETHANOLHave you noticed ethanol blended fuel at your local petrol station? We have, so we asked research chemist Dr Tony Banks, from Ethanol Technologies, to fill us in on his research into this fuel. TREV (ELECTRIC CAR)TREV might sound like someone's nick-name, but it actually stands for two-seater, renewable-energy vehicle! We check in with engineer Peter Pudney from the University of South Australia to find out how it was designed and built, and how it might be the newest craze on our roads.HYDROGENWould you like to use the same fuel as NASA? Well with hydrogen, you can! We get a demonstration of how hydrogen fuel works from John Andrews of RMIT University, and we find out how it might join the ranks of a fuel for the future!So fuel up and power on in to join Dr Rob as he once again proves that the ordinary really does become extraordinary; under the SCOPE!
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-08-14 at 09:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Biodiesel fuels.
Fuel -- Environmental aspects.
Fuel -- Research.
Methanol as fuel -- Testing.
Power resources -- Planning.
Form Streaming video
Author Bell, Robert, host