Loyola University Chicago

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Media Contact:
Kristin Trehearne Lane
Communication Specialist
312.915.7712
ktrehearne@luc.edu

MEDIA ALERT

Loyola Students Use Thanksgiving Meal Oil Waste to Create Biodiesel Gas
University’s Biodiesel Program Hosting Drop-Off Event

What:
The Biodiesel Program at Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability is hosting its annual Thanksgiving cooking oil collection drive. Community members who deep fry their Thanksgiving turkeys or have containers of used cooking oil in their kitchens are encouraged to donate it to the University. Students will turn the oil donations into biodiesel, a renewable replacement of petroleum diesel fuel. The fuel helps power shuttle buses running between Loyola’s Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses.

Loyola’s student-run enterprise is the first and only school operation licensed to sell biodiesel in the US and is a certified green business with the Illinois Green Business Association.

For more information about the institute, visit LUC.edu/sustainability.

When:
Monday, December 1 through Friday, December 5
7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Where:
Loyola University Chicago
Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Searle Biodiesel Lab
6349 N. Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60660

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