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Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

BioSoap Product Development

One of the by-products of biodiesel production is a toxic mixture of 80% glycerin and 20% methanol. After distilling the 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.

BioSoap products in development include hand soap, floor/tile cleaner, stovetop cleaner from our glycerin by-product.

Read more about the research on BioSoap

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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