Photo credit: Loyola University Chicago

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has honored Loyola University’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability (Chicago) as one of its 2015 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners. Loyola’s student-run Searle Biodiesel Lab makes soap from glycerin, a co-product with biodiesel production. EPA recognized the students’ innovative work incorporating the soap into the University’s zero-waste biodiesel production and across campus where it is used in all restrooms. For more information and to purchase the soap in a 55-gallon drum, visit: