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The Feasibility of Bioethanol Fuel from Musa Balbasiana

(Banana) Peelings and Solanum Tuberosum (Potato) Peelings
S.Y. 2016-2017

Submitted by:
Adriana Seno
Venice Carla Sarmiento
Sam Danielle Tatoy
Grade 10 - STEM Science

Submitted to:

Carmelita M. Yomo
Teacher Research IV

The World is facing global warming and it should be prevented. One reason of
it is the too much combustion coming from vehicles and engines. It can be due to the
fuel we used. We are in need of a harmless and a clean combustion fuel which is the
bioethanol fuel.
Bioethanol is a renewable energy source made by fermenting the sugar and
starch components of plant by-products - mainly sugarcane and crops like grain, using
yeast. It is somehow more eco-friendly and efficient to use in our generation essentially
safe and a clean combustion fuel. Bioethanol can be used in patrol engines as a
replacement for gasoline perhaps it can be mixed with gasoline to any percentage. It can
be made from very common crops such as sugarcane, corn and more.
We, the researchers are going to use potato peel and banana peel to produce
bioethanol fuel. Banana and Potato peels are usually dumped because we only need
whats inside. Instead of dumping them why not find the asset of it to use it a productive
way. To make a bioethanol fuel it will undergo processes such as distillation and
fermentation. This research can give us views and insights to discuss the harmless
process of making a bioethanol fuel.


We wish to extend our sincerest appreciation to the following people who

helped us make this research project possible. First of all, to God, for His gift of
wisdom and ability to perform this experimentation.
To our research teacher, Mrs. Carmelita Yomo for teaching us, dealing with
patience through at times and helping us to improved each others work. Your hard
work is highly appreciated
Our parents and family for giving love and support for everything specially
finance. Which made us more inspired to do this research. We owe this success to you



Fuel Ethanol production has been an interesting subject now for countries due
to the countries looking for an improve air quality, economic boost and reducing oil
imports. These fuels are made by a biomass conversion. This biomass can be converted to
convenient energy containing substances in three different ways: thermal conversion,
chemical conversion, and biochemical conversion.
Bioethanol as a renewable source of energy means that fewer greenhouse gases
are produced. Apart from the energy needed to manufacture it, sustainably produced
bioethanol, produced from regenerative raw materials, is CO2-neutral. The CO2 released
when bioethanol combusts was originally absorbed by photosynthesis by the plants from
which it is manufactured as they grew. The production plant in Wanze, Belgium, for










First generation bioethanol is produced by distillation from crops such as wheat,

corn, sugar cane and sugar beet. In Europe, wheat is the main crop grown for bioethanol
production - accounting for 0.7% of EU agricultural land and 2% of Europe's grain
supply The EC has proposed to limit biofuel produced from "food crops" at 7% of energy
use in transport, due to concerns about food price and land use impacts. However, there
are conflicting studies and opinions on the issue and biofuels producers suggest that the
impacts of ethanol production from starch crops may have been exaggerated and the
many benefits of biofuels (European fuel security, job and wealth creation, production of
valuable byproducts, GHG reduction) have not been fully taken into account.
The researchers wanted to know if banana and potato peel can be feasible
bioethanol fuel. This study aims to answer the following questions:
Is it possible to make a bioethanol fuel from banana peelings and potato peelings
1. Is the bioethanol from banana and potato peelings can be a safe and efficient to
use in automobile engines

The null hypothesis states that bioethanol from banana and potato peelings cannot
be a possible bioethanol fuel. The alternative hypothesis states that bioethanol from
banana and potato peelings can be a possible bioethanol fuel.
Bioethanol has been introduced as a friendly type fuel, In our generation we are in
need of clearly efficient fuel that can be used in automobile engines. Which are made of
materials that are abundant in our country that cant harm our environment as well.
This study focuses on the feasibility of banana peel and potato peel as a
bioethanol fuel. Since it undergoes fermentation in order to produce fuel, there would be
no exact need to use synthetic methods that can harm our environment. We would know
if it can produce a bioethanol base on its fire duration and further be tested in a