Unesco Green Citizens

Green School Bali’s BioBus

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Project begin: 01/01/2015

Committed to clean energy, students at Green School in Bali launched the Bio Bus – the first 100% biofueled transport in Indonesia.

Leading organisation: Green School Bali
Covered Countries: Indonesia
Theme: Education for Sustainable Development
Sub-themes: Climate change, Environment, Waste management
Tag: #Women #Youth
Selection: 2021
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Kyle King is Director of Green School in Bali, an establishment that aims to “create a global community of learners, making our world sustainable.” In 2015, the students decided to tackle the carbon footprint generated by their school buses. With help from the teachers, they created a Bio Bus running on biodiesel made from used cooking oil. Following a successful pilot, Kyle and the students expanded the project, developing a social enterprise and learning centre.

In 2020, 7 Bio Buses travelled thousands of kilometres every month, saving 14 tons of CO2 emission per year. This solution repurposes 500 litres of used cooking oil every month, which was previously sold on the black market or throw in the drain or waterways. Each week, the students (aka the Grease Police) collect the future fuel from hotels, restaurants and cafés, offering them a more environmentally friendly way to get rid of their used oil.

Promoting biodiesel for greener mobility

The success of the Bio Bus has raised awareness in Indonesia about clean energy and, in particular, the health and environmental problems created by non-regulated use of used cooking oil – often used well beyond its sell-by date and mixed with other chemical products before being sold back to restaurants. The Bio Bus project has already been extended to 4 other Indonesian schools.

Would you like to jump aboard the Bio Bus and help reduce waste and emissions?

Greenschool.org/bali/

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