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Default BIOFUEL POTENTIAL from overpopulated janitor fish - 03-04-2010, 03:23 PM

A discovery by sixteen-year old Raymond Joseph Amurao may further help the Marikina City government in solving the fish situation. A student of the Marikina Science High School, Raymond discovered that oil extracted from the janitor fish could be used to make biofuel.

Raymond said it was his mother Janet, a chemistry teacher, who introduced him and his classmates to the janitor fish. Janet is a member of the Oplan Alis Janitor Fish committee organized by the city government.

The young scientist said he had his ‘eureka moment’ when, while boiling janitor fish meat to turn into chicken feed, he noticed that a considerable amount of oil had accumulated in the water. Instead of throwing it away, he tried to find use for it. He first sought to turn it into a lubricant, but it solidified after being subjected to high heat. He then tried mixing the oil with other chemicals to produce soap, but only had partial success because it still smelled like fish. Then, while surfing the Internet, he learned that oil extracted from certain animals could be used as biodiesel. Another experiment later and he found that the fish’s greasy by-product indeed had biofuel potential.

Raymond’s school entered his experiment in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Indiana, United States in May 2006, where he won third place in the zoology category and a cash prize of US$1,000.

“The biodiesel derived from the janitor fish could be used as an additive to diesel fuel, and could help lower the cost of petroleum in the Philippines,” says Raymond. It would also help control the janitor fish population in the Marikina River, Laguna Lake, and other bodies of water where it is known to dwell. “This could also become a great source of livelihood in Marikina,” he beamed.

One possibility is to use the exoskeleton from the fish’s belly as leather to boost Marikina’s shoe industry. The janitor fish could also be useful in producing carbonated water, liquid fertilizer, and chicken feed.

Raymond will soon test his biofuel invention on a car engine.
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Default Re: BIOFUEL POTENTIAL from overpopulated janitor fish - 03-04-2010, 03:38 PM

wow biofuel... parang yung sa dirty sexy money... sana mangyari anliit naman nong prize sa sinalihan nyang competition
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Default Re: BIOFUEL POTENTIAL from overpopulated janitor fish - 03-05-2010, 10:22 AM

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Default Re: BIOFUEL POTENTIAL from overpopulated janitor fish - 03-05-2010, 11:43 AM

Salamat sa info Mam Fuko!

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Default Re: BIOFUEL POTENTIAL from overpopulated janitor fish - 09-27-2010, 01:12 AM

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