Tilapia as Biofuel

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Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus Scales as a source of BIOFUEL

Rsearcher: Jelyne Daryl F. Romero

Background of the Study Fuels are substance that give off heat when they burn. Fuel provides our world energy use for heating, cooking, powering ships, cars, and machines and electricity. High prices of gasoline pose a problem to many people. Higher energy costs are flowing down into the costs of other products that we buy. And most people are affected especially the poor people. On the other hand, using the scales of Tilapia as a good source of BIOFUEL, in one way or another, will add to demand for said palm. The use and promotion of BIOFUEL in the country could be a “win-win solution” for both the people and the environment as the world is currently facing a phenomenon called global warming. The use of BIOFUEL will also unlock the country’s dependence on fossil fuels which price depends on the international market. Both Biodiesel and Ethanol are clean, grow-your-own fuels that can be made onsite in villages or local communities from renewable, locally available resources, for the most part using simple equipment that a local workshop can make and maintain. These fuels are among a wide range sustainable local energy options. Others are methane (biogas) digesters that run livestock, crop, and food wastes into cooking and heating gas, charcoal and fuel wood (good fuels unless over harvesting destroys the trees themselves), wind power, and water power. This research aims to produce BIOFUEL, which has an affordable price than the commercial fuel.
Statement of the Problem 1. Is the scales of Tilapia contains chemical components necessary in the production of BIOFUEL? 2. What is the best concentration of Tilapia Scales that would yield the highest amount of…...

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