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The Illinois Biodiesel Initiative is a Registered Student Organization housed at IBRL. The organization’s goal is to re-purpose waste vegetable oil from the University of Illinois dining halls by converting it to biodiesel that will then be used to power campus vehicles. This helps both by eliminating a waste stream and reducing the campus requirement for traditional fossil-fuel based diesels.

The Student Sustainability Committee has provided the Illinois Biodiesel Initiative with funds for improving the quality of their biodiesel and scaling up the reaction.