Loyola University Chicago

School of Environmental Sustainability

Collegiate Biodiesel Workshop

Loyola University Chicago’s third annual Climate Change Conference

Global Climate Change: Economic Challenges and Solutions
March 17–19, 2016

Generously sponsored by: the Institute for Environmental Sustainability, the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund, and the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership
Thank you to all our generous sponsors of this year's Climate Change Conference.

Collegiate Biodiesel Workshop

Saturday, March 19, 2016
IES Searle Biodiesel Lab
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Our Collegiate Biodiesel Workshop aims to bring together the leaders (students, staff, and faculty) of biodiesel efforts on college campuses to discuss best practices, lessons learned from established programs, share resources, and network. We hope to leverage the work already being done on projects ranging from technology development to business analysis, and even full  blown student-run businesses like the one at Loyola.

Workshop Schedule

8:00 a.m. Sign in, Self-guided IES Tours

8:30 a.m. Coffee and Breakfast (light)

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Presentation: Managing Biodiesel Projects in a Collegiate Setting
Presenter: IES Biodiesel Lab Manager Zach Waickman
Topics include:

  • Building Project into Class
  • Managing a Student-Led Initiative
  • Facilities and Safety
  • Legal and License Considerations
  • Material Handling and Byproducts

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Student and School Presentations including the LUC Biodiesel Research Team

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Searle Biodiesel Lab Tour

1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Panel: Biodiesel Industry--Beyond College
Moderator: Rob McHugh, Chicago Biofuels
Panelists include:

  • Dan Weiss, Third Coast Commodities
  • Eric DeBruin, Starfuels
  • Pete Probst, Indigenous Energy

2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Discussion 
Moderator: Zach Waickman

Registration: Please email Biodiesel Lab Manager Zach Waickman to register.

Cost: No Cost, lunch and coffee provided by Loyola's Biodiesel Lab.

Target Audience: Faculty, staff, and students at colleges that either have or want to explore biodiesel production projects on campus a class project, research, or student business.

Learn more about Loyola's Biodiesel Program.

Biodiesel Lab Photo

The Searle Biodiesel Program focuses on production, research, and outreach efforts centered on utilizing waste products to create energy. Our products are designed to utilize university and lab waste to make usable products with the long term goal of establishing a Zero Waste Process.