Case Studies

Your Business or Institution Could be Ideally Positioned to Make Biodiesel!

 

  1. If you are an institution or a corporation that feeds more than 50 people on a regular basis.
  2. If you are a company with a fleet of diesel-powered vehicles/equipment
  3. If you are a group or individual interested in both reducing your carbon footprint and reducing your diesel fuel costs.
    (Is there a finer combination?)

You should own a BioPro™ Biodiesel Processor and begin making your own biodiesel. It's profitable. It's renewable. It's local and it's smart.

Colleges Using Springboard Technology

COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS that own and operate a BioPro™

  1. Alabama A&M
  2. Arkansas State University
  3. Berry College
  4. Bertie County School

Biodiesel and the Hospitality Industry

Hotels, Casino’s, Lodges and Resorts all share one thing in common: they are committed to providing the best possible experience to their guests.

Biodiesel for Municipalities

You are a township or city with a population between 5,000 and 1,000,000+ people. You have a town water utility. You are thinking about possible ways to save money AND provide better air and water-treatement quality (ie. Quality of life) to your citizens.

Look no further than biodiesel and the example set by Daphne Utilities of Daphne, AL.

Biodiesel for Co-operatives

Lyle Rudensey of Seattle Washington is one of the founding members of a local co-op in his community. He writes:

‘The Dirty hands Biodiesel Co-operative’ in Seattle WA. Started up in June 2007. We have 24 members. We got started after several discussion with a friend, Harry, about wanting to do a co-op (get out of my garage a bit), and I told him I thought a BioPro™ 190 would help facilitate the operation.

Biodiesel for Fire Departments

Nearly every large city in the US is exploring the use of biodiesel in its municipal vehicles. List of Biodiesel Initiatives and Mandates

The reasoning for this transition is twofold:

Biodiesel is better for the life of your engines. It is a fact that biodiesel has superior lubricity and burns with less wear in your engines than petra-based diesel. (Lubricity and Biodiesel ) With the recent trend to remove sulphates from regular diesel (to comply with emissions standards), biodiesel, even in very low blends, is being recognized as an effective and helpful additive to improve the life of your engine. (see Biodiesel Lubricity document)
There’s also an important health benefit to using biodiesel in fire trucks. Most firemen share their work and living environments with their vehicles and inhale a fair amount of diesel exhaust during their career; this has a well-documented negative health impact ( CANCER link to Diesel) Biodiesel is much better for you.

Biodiesel for Casinos

Most casinos, are in the business of feeding their guests. And any group or business that feeds people, has a unique opportunity to make a clean-burning, alternative and renewable fuel called biodiesel out of waste cooking oil that is collected from that casino’s restaurant kitchens.

If you own a BioPro™ biodiesel processor manufactured by Springboard Biodiesel, converting this waste stream into biodiesel is as easy as operating a washing machine and you will make your biodiesel for less than a dollar per gallon (ROI calculator)

Island Biodiesel | Using Biodiesel In Remote locations

If you live on an island where there are tourist attractions (ie. resorts, hotels and restaurants), you are perfectly positioned to take advantage of the small-scale biodiesel options.

Gourmet Biodiesel™ for Restaurants and Food Services

As a group, you couldn’t be better positioned to make biodiesel out of waste cooking oil in your facility than if you are a restaurant, a brewery (that serves food) or any other member of the food service world.

This is how it works. If you are cooking food for people, all you have to do is collect the waste cooking oil from your kitchens.

Once you have collected 50 gallons (capacity for a BioPro™ 190), or 100 gallons (capacity for a BioPro 380), you can pour or pump this oil, through a 300 micron filter, straight into your machine.

Biodiesel For Farmers

One of the many benefits of biodiesel is that it can be made from a long list of oil vegetable or animal oils. The list of seed crops that convert beautifully into ASTM-D6751 grade biodiesel includes sunflower, safflower, canola, camelina, mustard seed, peanut, olive, soybean, rapeseed, jatrpha, etc. and the list continues to grow. We've selected a few interesting crops to call out below, but there are many others. As a result, we are seeing a growing number of farmers taking the plunge and choosing to make their own fuel. All a farmer needs is a BioPro™ and a seed crusher, and he can reduce his fuel operation bills significantly. We have yet to meet a farmer who isn't making their own fuel with a BioPro for less than the cost of regular diesel. Harvest the oil seed crop, crush the seeds, collect the oil, process the oil in a BioPro™, sell the remaining high-protein bran as cattle feed, and save money! At the bottom of this page is further information and links regarding making biodiesel from animal fat.

ASTM-Grade Biodiesel for Colleges and Universities

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

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 approx. 3.5 months! (And we're confident that rate of return will speed up over time, as the price of regular diesel continues to rise)