In 2006, through a grant from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, WIllow Bend purchased a yellow 2002 VW Beetle TDI. The BioBug runs on biodiesel and gets almost 50 miles per gallon.
The bug can run on waste vegetable oil in warm climates, but because of Flagstaff's extreme temperatures we use biodiesel. Since our biodiesel is made from old fryer oil, we’re giving a waste product another life! Biodiesel and veggie oil emit far less toxic emissions than either unleaded or diesel fuel. Look for the Bug around town!