The project by students from the School of Biological and Life Sciences (SBLS) aimed to address the pressing concerns surrounding increasing global energy Consumption and the environmental impact of fossil fuels, particularly on countries with limited financial resources. The main problem was the need for a cheaper and eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuel oil.
To tackle this, the project focused on exploring biodiesel as a viable option for diesel engines. Biodiesel, defined as a fuel derived from chemically reacting vegetable oil with alcohol, particularly sunflower oil with methanol, offered a promising solution. Through rigorous. Through experimentation and research, we successfully produced a non-toxic, biodegradable, and relatively more flammable fuel.
The use of biodiesel was found to be advantageous as it significantly reduced exhaust emissions compared to traditional diesel, contributing to a cleaner Atmosphere free of acid rain, which, in turn, promotes plant growth and overall environmental health. The project outcomes present a sustainable and environmentally friendly fuel alternative, presenting a positive step towards reducing the negative impacts of energy consumption on the Planet and promoting food security in countries with limited financial resources.