The premise of our program depends on the support of the local KU and Lawrence communities to donate their used oil to be converted into biodiesel.
Used vegetable oil is collected in drums in three separate locations on the KU Lawrence Campus. Ekdahl Dining Commons, Oliver Hall, and the Wescoe Underground all contribute used vegetable oil, which is collected regularly by the logistics team. We are always looking for additional businesses throughout the community that are interested in donating their used oil. Best of all this service is free of charge. If you would like to get more information concerning oil donation and what the process entails, please contact Michael McGoldrick for more information.
Using the Biodiesel Initiative pick-up truck, they bring the oil back to the lab for processing. This truck used is a beautiful Dodge Ram 1500 vinyl wrapped with our logo. The initiative uses it both for oil pick-up at campus locations and for biodiesel delivery at the KU landscape and construction building.
Petroleum-based Diesel with Biodiesel in an 8:2 mixture (creating B20 diesel), mixed at the KU landscape and construction building. The mixed fuel is then used by the KU landscaping department and well as to run the campus generators during campus events.
KUBI is developing a pilot program with the school to run one campus bus on our biodiesel for a trial period. The goal is to eventually run all campus buses on KUBI fuel.