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Products for Sale

Learn about the products and services made by Loyola students. All products are available directly from the Searle Biodiesel Lab. Not all products are available for retail sales.

Arctic Wolf Windshield Wiper Fluid

Automotive windshield wiper fluid made from chemical byproducts of the biodiesel production process.
Wholesale (No Retail Sales)

Biodiesel Fuel

  • B100 (100% Biodiesel)
  • Wholesale (No Retail Sales)
  • Appointment Only
  • Delivery Available for Larger Orders (200+ Gallons)

Learn more about the biodiesel production process at Loyola.

BioSoap

Pure. Natural. Soap. This handsoap, made by Loyola students, is made from a byproduct of biodiesel production.
Discounts available for large orders, schools, non-profits, and charity functions.

How to purchase hand soap

You can purchase Loyola BioSoap directly from the students in the Searle Biodiesel Lab. BioSoap is available in glass pump bottles and BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle).

Searle Biodiesel Lab
6349 N. Kenmore Ave. SES 109
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.8852
zwaickm@luc.edu

EPA Safer Choice Program—2015 Partner of the Year

Loyola University Chicago’s BioSoap has been recognized for safer chemistry by the US Environmental Protection Agency's Safer Choice Program (epa.gov/saferchoice) with a 2015 Partner of the Year Award. This partnership program seeks to promote the use of products with positive environmental and human health characteristics. By eliminating hazardous solvents, environmentally persistent surfactants, and other harmful ingredients, our BioSoap has demonstrated active environmental stewardship and dedication to continuous improvement.

Background

We want to create biodiesel in a sustainable way and part of this means creating as little waste as possible. One of the by-products of biodiesel production is glycerin. After distilling excess methanol out of the glycerin, to be reused in biodiesel production, the glycerin can be used as an ingredient in soap. This allows us to be one step closer to closing the loop and creating less waste.

The liquid soap project began during fall 2008 with a group of students enrolled in the Solutions to Environmental Problems (STEP): Biodiesel course. Prior to the liquid soap trials students had tried creating bar soap, but they were unable to make a consistent, high-quality bar soap. The students in fall 2008 wanted to give liquid soap a shot and they eventually succeeded.

After a consistent, high-quality recipe was created in small batches we decided to scale up and start distributing liquid soap on campus. It took some time to master the process and scale-up the recipe, but after several months and finding the right equipment, the process was perfected and the liquid soap, BioSoap, was ready to be distributed to campus.

Ingredient List

IngredientsCAS #
Water 7732-18-5
Glycerin 56-81-5
Potassium Hydroxide 1310-58-3
Coconut Oil 8001-31-8
Fragrance All Natural Essential Oil Blend
Citric Acid 77-92-9

 

Biodiesel Lip Balm

Organic lip balm made with with pure ingredients and love. 

Patio Torch Fuel

This clean burning, insect repelling biodiesel-based fuel is perfect for replacing petroleum-based torch fuel for barbecues, outdoor events, and restaurants. (No Retail Sales)

Biodiesel Processor Plans

Loyola’s Biodiesel Program has developed a mobile biodiesel processor for high school education. This equipment showcases the entire process of converting used cooking oil into biodiesel on a self contained cart about the size of a wagon, providing hands-on, experiential science learning in the high school classroom. 

Complete plans are available by request.

Learn about the products and services made by Loyola students. All products are available directly from the Searle Biodiesel Lab. Not all products are available for retail sales.