On the Radio: ISU’s BioBus Club uses vegetable oil to create fuel for local buses


Photo by manop, Flickr.
Photo by manop, Flickr.

Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s segment discusses the BioBus Club at Iowa State University.

Iowa State University’s BioBus Club recycles vegetable oil into biodiesel fuel.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

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ISU’s BioBus Club continues to create sustainable fuel


CyRide. Photo by Manop, Flickr.
CyRide. Photo by Manop, Flickr.

Iowa State University’s BioBus Club has now been around for three years.

This student initiative takes waste vegetable oil from the campus dining facilities and converts it into biodiesel fuel. The fuel is used on Ames’ CyRide buses.

The recycled fuel significantly reduces the harmful emissions released by the buses.

The BioBus Club consists of students, faculty and community members from many disciplines.

Learn more here.