Solar-Powered Production of Clean Fuel


Charles Wang and Spencer Zezulka were two grade 11 students from Surrey, British Columbia, when they participated in the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) in Regina, Saskatchewan. Charles from Semiahmoo Secondary School and Spencer from Elgin Park Secondary School.

Charles Wang and Spencer Zezulka used photosynthetic algae rather than commercial glucose to power the bacterial production of ethanol and other fuels. This process, which captures carbon dioxide, could help clean Earth’s atmosphere and produce fuel for stations on Mars. The pair won a bronze medal, as well as the Youth Can Innovate Award.

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