• Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)


Year 10 Science – Biofuels

Content Description

  • Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products and can occur at different rates (ACSSU187)

This teacher guide, student activities and accompanying video demonstrate  the importance and environmental benefits of biofuels. The unit focuses on biodiesel and ethanol production – the two main biofuels produced and used in vehicles in Australia.

Year 10 Science – Biofuels (3.5MB)


A case study of the processes used to produce ethanol in Australia s first grain to ethanol plant is provided both in the teacher background information and in the accompanying video.

Audio description version video
Biofuels video transcript (47KB)    



farming, agriculture, environment, ethanol, bioethanol, biodiesel, bio gasoline, sorghum, fermentation, processing, carbon cycle, feedstocks, bio refinery