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Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Tiki Torch Fuel

Loyola University Chicago's Biodiesel Program is currently selling biodiesel tiki torch fuel. This clean burning, insect repelling fule is perfect for replacing petroleum based tiki torch fuel for barbecues, outdoor events, and restaurants.

“I come from The Land of 10,000 Mosquitoes, otherwise known as Minnesota, The Land of 10,000 Lakes. Every summer when I go camping, or spend time outside, I feel that I spend more time swatting away mosquitoes than actually enjoying myself. At night, I dare not go outside without bug spray, even though my friends tell me that the dollar size welts on my legs and arms are attractive. Living in the Midwest, and many other regions, products such as bug spray, citronella candles, and tiki torches are a must to shoo away the blood sucking pests.

"After being bitten countless times in my life I know that it is crucial to have at least one or more types of mosquitoes repellent when participating in outdoor activities. Therefore I started to wonder if there were any alternative fuel sources that could be used instead of traditional tiki torch fuel. Starting my work at Loyola’s Biodiesel Program during the Fall semester of 2010 allowed me to realize that we could use biodiesel for tiki torch fuel.  I went digging online and found that companies are already making this product. I decided that it was time for some healthy competition and embarked on my own process of making fuel for torches and lamps.” – Michelle Stein, Class of 2012

Loyola

Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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