About Springboard Biodiesel
Springboard Biodiesel, incorporated in 2008, is a biodiesel equipment manufacturer that is leading the way in developing a vibrant, small-scale biodiesel production industry. The company has been enabling institutions, businesses, municipalities, farmers, cooperatives, and anyone who has access to vegetable or animal oils to convert that oil, 50 to 100 gallons at a time, into premium-grade biodiesel for an average cost of 95 cents per gallon(!) Currently, Springboard has a network of active customers that extends through 14 countries and into all 50 states. The heart of this network is a patented device called The BioPro. If you can operate a washing machine, you can operate a BioPro.
As the network expands, we are focused on delivering the most innovative biodiesel products and technologies that enable local biodiesel production from the widest array of feedstocks. By allowing our customers to make biodiesel from multiple sources (virgin oil seed crops, animal oils and waste veg. oil), we help them minimize their costs and earn a truly compelling economic return for an environmentally beneficial fuel. With this combination of benefits as our tailwind, our goal is to make biodiesel the preferred fuel, not just the alternative.
Research and Development
Springboard Biodiesel's R&D efforts are ongoing and we continue to release complimentary products that help to "close the loop" on waste carbon emmissions. Recent releases include the G-95 glycerin demethylator | the DM-380 raw biodiesel demethylator | The "Lamathen" methanol recovery/purification system.
In addition, with the help of a grant from the California Energy Commission, Springboard Biodiesel's engineers are hard at work finishing up our first Closed Local Loop (CLL) system, which will produce 1000 gallons of ASTM-D6751 grade fuel per day and will serve as the foundation of what we hope will become a nationwide network of small-scale, local production facilities. We have high hopes for our CLL, as it will create greencollar jobs, enable low cost biodiesel production and accelerate the success of biodiesel in general. We'll keep you posted!
Springboard Biodiesel Partners
Springboard Biodiesel has been selected by Autodesk, one of the world's premier software companies, as a member of its Clean Tech Partner program. Springboard Biodiesel and Autodesk are working together to help solve the energy challenges of today and tomorrow.
Springboard is an active member of AASHE (The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) and currently has BioPros on the campuses of 67 different colleges and universities.
Springboard is also a member of the National League of Cities and is proud to be working with municipalities around the country to convert FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) into ASTM grade biodiesel
Springboard Biodiesel Awards, Grants & Endorsements
2012 - Springboard Biodiesel wins a GRANT from the California Energy Commission to help with the building of a 1000-gallon-per-day fuel producing facility in Chico2012 - Springboard's BioPro™ EX biodiesel processor is honored with a "Kitchen Innovations" award from the National Restaurant Association in Chicago in May.
2012 - The Green Restaurant Association Endorses The BioPro under its rigorous standards
2010 - One of four recipients of the US Department of Agriculture's California Rural Innovation Awards. Springboard Biodiesel's CEO, Mark Roberts, accepted the award on behalf of the Company and noted "We are honored to have our small-scale biodiesel processing technologies publicly recognized by the USDA. We have had increasing success helping farmers find alternative solutions to their energy needs, and we are happy that all of our farming customers have successfully incorporated biodiesel into their operations at a price that is less than what they were paying for diesel".
2010 - Springboard Biodiesel’s CEO Mark Roberts won the “Innovator of the year” award on Wednesday, April 21 from the Chico Chamber of Commerce.