About

The Illinois Biodiesel Initiative is a student run organization that is committed to reducing emissions and promoting sustainability on campus. We primarily do this through the production of biodiesel. We take waste vegetable oil from the dining halls and convert it to biodiesel using our large reactor system in Roger Adams Laboratory. We also take the glycerol byproduct from the reaction and turn it into soap, which is then sold back to the dining halls. We also have several side projects involving biodiesel and sustainability. Students can join any of the four subgroups which include production/testing, Soap (production or research), Finance, and Special Projects. We are always looking for new members and all grade levels as well as graduate students can join!