Reducing Your Carbon Footprint With Biodiesel
Springboard Biodiesel spends a lot of time thinking about ways to reduce our carbon footprint. What we’ve discovered is that using biodiesel in our diesel engines is far and away the most dramatic and efficient way to shrink and accomplish our goal.
The US EPA has spent a lot of time studying biodiesel. In fact, no other alternative transportation fuel has been as thoroughly vetted. Here’s what they’ve concluded:
Basically, they have tested biodiesel every which way and concluded that it’s emissions are significantly less than dirty diesel.
Now, Califonia’s Air Resource Board will also tell you that if you make biodiesel from waste vegetable oil (we refer to it as “recycled”) you will actually reduce your carbon emissions by 90%. (http://www.arb.ca.gov/fuels/lcfs/072009lcfs_uco_bd.pdf)What does this mean?
Well, given that diesel #2 is known to spew 22.3 pounds of CO2 per gallon, if you substitute 1 gallon of B-100, made from recycled veg. oil, for 1 gallon of diesel # 2 you will save 19.6 pounds of CO2 from contributing to the warming of your planet. If you use virgin soybean oil, you’ll only save 17.3 pounds.
Either way, we hope you’ll agree that biodiesel is good for your planet. And Springboard Biodiesel is proud of the fact that our 700+ BioPro™ biodiesel processors represent over 5MM gallons of annual production capacity, which means that we could potentially be assisting with the extraction or abatement of over 96MM pounds of CO2 annually!
Finally, it is important to note that diesel particulate matter is one of the deadliest airborn carcinogenics. Accourding to one source, diesel particulate matter is 10X more carcinogenic than all other airborn pollutants combined! (http://www.scorecard.org/env-releases/def/hap_diesel.htm) B-100 cuts particulate matter in half.
Use your BioPro™ biodiesel processor to save money and help reduce green house gas emissions at the same time.