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Turn your Thanksgiving Left-overs into Biodiesel Gas
Loyola University Chicago’s Biodiesel Program Sponsors Drop-Off Event

Loyola’s Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy’s (CUERP) Biodiesel Program is accepting any waste cooking oil from your Thanksgiving meals-deep fried turkey, bacon fat, you name it!

Monday, November 29, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
If you can’t make the time, schedule another drop-off time by contacting Zach Waickman at zwaickm@luc.edu.

Loyola’s Biodiesel lab, 6317 N. Broadway (Lake Shore Campus)

As part of a major sustainability initiative at Loyola called Solutions to Environmental Problem (STEP): Biodiesel, the waste cooking oil will be recycled into biodiesel fuel for the University shuttles and more!

This fall, Loyola’s CUERP Biodiesel Program has become the first academic programs in the United States to be licensed by state and federal authorities to produce and sell its recycled biodiesel fuel. The program has received the approval of the Environmental Protection Agency, Internal Revenue Service, Illinois Department of Revenue, and the National Biodiesel Board.

For more information on CUERP and the Biodiesel Program, visit www.luc.edu/biodiesel.




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