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CWSF 2005 - Vancouver, British Columbia

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Kate Holden-Boyd

Biodiesel: The Boater's Choice? The Effects of Biodiesel and Diesel in a Lettuce Seed Bioassay
Division:Earth & Environmental Sciences
Region:Greater Vancouver
City:Vancouver, BC
School:Crofton House School
Abstract:Biodiesel is a cleaner-burning renewable alternative to petroleum-based diesel fuel. Lettuce seeds were incubated with various concentrations of biodiesel and diesel to compare their effects on lettuce seed germination and root elongation. Results showed that biodiesel was as toxic and perhaps slightly more toxic to lettuce seeds than diesel.

Awards Value
The University of Western Ontario Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $1500 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
$1 500.00
Silver Medal - Earth & Environmental Sciences
Sponsor: Petro-Canada
Total$2 200.00