ASTM-Grade Biodiesel for Colleges and Universities

No money down for immediate biodiesel savings (fuel budget dollars and CO2 emissions)


Colleges and Universities benefit from BioPro™-powered biodiesel production programs for 3 reasons:

  1. Most colleges are in the business of feeding not only the minds, but the stomachs of many young people. Cooking oils that are reclaimed from the kitchens and restaurants of any institution can be converted into ASTM-grade biodiesel for less than 95 cents per gallon in our machines. At 85% capacity, as of August, 2011, our machines achieve ROI in as little as 3.5 to 6 months! (And we're confident that rate of return will speed up over time, as the price of regular diesel continues to rise)
  2. Many colleges have set mandates to significantly reduce their carbon footprints over time. You could start today with biodiesel. According to the EPA, biodiesel burns 78% cleaner than regular diesel. The California Air Resources Board is even more bullish on that figure stating it burns as high as 90% when made from waste cooking oil.
  3. Our equipment is currently being used by 74 different colleges, universities, and H.S. systems around the country. Most of these institutions incorporate the equipment into their curriculums. Classes in ecology, environmental studies, chemistry, engineering, and agriculture can teach students the process of making an alternative fuel that works in any diesel engine without the need to convert that engine.
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List of Colleges using Springboard Technology

  • The Alabama Institute of the Deaf and Blind operates a BioPro™ 380EX and a SpringPro™ T76..."We wanted to make sure the students were safe"
    • Louisiana State University (one of 74 school systems in the US currently operating a BioPro™) uses a BioPro™190 in its Agricultural Research facility. Training in biodiesel production is offered to students and teachers as well as farmers and interested members of the community; LSU produces biodiesel for research purposes. They also actively research alternative feedstock sources.
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BioPro™ Processors lead the industry in small scale, fully automated biodiesel production.

  • The BioPro™ biodiesel processor is made from 304 Stainless steel.
  • The BioPro™ is made with all industrial-grade components.
  • The BioPro™ 190 and The BioPro™ 380 are CE certified.
  • The BioPro™ consistently and reliably makes ASTM-grade biodiesel.
  • The BioPro is designed with safety in mind.
  • The BioPro™ is extremely easy to use because it's fully automated.
  • Don't take our word for it. Contact us and we will send you references.


Download biodiesel information handout

  1. If you make Biodiesel using our equipment, you can make it for approx. 95 cents a gallon.
  2. According to the EPA, biodiesel burns 78% cleaner than regular diesel. (ie. it’s “emissions profile” is significantly better than using diesel) The California Air Resources board released a study recently which claims that biodiesel made from waste cooking oil, burns approximately 88% cleaner than regular diesel.
  3. Biodiesel can be made from ANY vegetable or animal oil.
  4. Biodiesel will run in ANY diesel engine without the need to convert your engine.
  5. Biodiesel is better for the life of your engines. It has a higher lubricity rate than regular diesel and therefore will create less wear in your engine.
  6. Biodiesel will mix, at any ratio, with diesel, so it can be blended and used in conjunction with diesel.
  7. Biodiesel can and is being made right now, on US soil, thereby reducing our dependence on foreign oil.
  8. Our equipment is made entirely in the USA.
  9. Converting a waste stream in to a beneficent alternative fuel that runs in any diesel engine is a significant process improvement for any company, individual or college.




If you assume the following:

  1. Diesel is on average $4.00/gallon throughout the next 12 months (As of October 2, 2013, diesel#2 is at $4.09/gal in Chico, CA.)
  2. Your input costs are $0.95/gallon (methanol, lye, sulfuric acid, electricity and water).
  3. You get your grease for free.

Then you have a built in $3.05/gallon "savings" over diesel.

If you use your BioPro 190 at 67% of full capacity, you will produce approximately 6,000 gallons of biodiesel per year. You will "save" 6,000 x $3.05 or $18,300.00 in the first 12 months. This is before any savings that might accrue to your college due to tax savings.

6,000 gallons of Biodiesel will reduce GHG emissions by more than 114,000 pounds of CO2.

Please contact Springboard Biodiesel if you’d like more information.


530 894 1793.