"This is an effort that's complementary, not competitive with other biodiesel production. We're using trap grease, a source for fuel currently not being used. Right now, those are BTUs down the drain-literally," said Dr. Steve Bertman, WMU professor of chemistry and co-director of Bronco Biodiesel.
The biodiesel production will be overseen by a group of WMU professors (that smiling bunch in the picture there) who said they could make up to 100,000 gallons a year. This fuel with go to about 25 percent of Kalamazoo's bus fleet (five buses out of twenty) starting in early 2007.