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02 / 06 / 2004
Secondary-school students display their projects on the applications of renewable energy

A bio gas generator that makes bio-gas, solar panels and wind power generators are some of the projects on renewable energy that students from IES Llobregat and the Colegio Escolapios in Barcelona displayed today at the Forum. It is an initiative organized by the Renewable Energy Producers along with other entities for the Forum that allows visitors to get to know renewable energy through the examples displayed and a multimedia presentation.

The display, in room 129 of the Forum Convention Center, offers visitors materials made with new technology, which aim to sensitize the population to renewable energy. Educational materials used by students at IES Llobregat de l’Hospitalet de Llobregat and the Colegio Escolapios in Barcelona are displayed in order to spark the interest of new generations in regards to the environment.

Thus, these students were able to create bio gas by building a bio gas generator, a closed space where anaerobic bacteria can reproduce. This bio gas generator allows for the creation of bio gas, which is a mixture of gases that come from decomposed organic material. This gas is a cheap, renewable fuel used for combustible motors for industrial and domestic use.

Students assured that this way waste material is used up and generates the sub product of fertilizer, an excellent source of energy.

The students from IES Llobregat made a solar panel, which after being charged with energy can charge a cell phone or run a television for a few hours. The display also includes a multimedia presentation that shows how to construct a wind power park, discussed the location of Catalonia on the wind map and the environmental requisites and design the area needs. The multimedia presentation also explains the making of an air generator, its parts and the different types.