- Why a BioPro
- What Is Biodiesel
- How the BP190 Works
- Biodiesel Production
- Technical Specs BioPro 190
- Technical Specs for the BioPro 380
- How the BP380 Works
- Safety Features of BioPro Processors
- Biodiesel Processor Basic Ingredients
- Biodiesel Safety Information
- Facts and Myths on Making Biodiesel
- Biodiesel Quality
- Benefits of BioPro Biodiesel Processors
- Springboard Biodiesel Go/No-Go Kit
- Biodiesel Frequently Asked Questions
- SVO vs Biodiesel
- Biodiesel and Engine Life
- Testing Small-Scale Biodiesel Quality
- Preparing Feedstock for Biodiesel Production
- Beef Tallow and Hydrogenated Oils
- Methanol Vapors in BioPro Biodiesel Processors
- Glycerin Layer in Biodiesel Production
- Storing Biodiesel
- Cold Weather Biodiesel Washing
- Winter Storage and Retrieval
- Storage for BioPro Processors
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Adding acid to reduce acidity in feedstock oils. [Springboard Biodiesel website] [Chemistry LibreTexts]
The grade of fuel approved for sale by the US federal government. [ASTM.org]
A blend of biodiesel and diesel containing 20% biodiesel and 80% diesel (the B stands for biodiesel and the number stands for the percentage in the blend.
What the BioPro equipment makes.
A clean burning fuel that can be made from a long list of vegetable and animal oils and which will run in any diesel engine.
Petroleum based fuel.
Any system, like the SpringPro™ T76, that uses solid media to filter and clean biodiesel after the reactions, obviating the need to wash the fuel using water. [Springboard Biodiesel website]
An acid reaction (esterification) followed by a base reaction (transesterification), allowing dirtier oils to be converted into ASTM grade biodiesel. Also sometimes referred to as the acid/base reaction.
A mixture of biodiesel, water, and soap. [Wikipedia]
An acid reaction usually performed by adding an alcohol and an acid to a feedstock oil.
Any oil that can be converted into biodiesel fuel including but not limited to used cooking oil (UCO), animal fats, canola oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, etc. [Science Direct]
The temperature at which a liquid is ignitable when sparked.
Free fatty Acid
Greenhouse gas emissions
What we're trying to reduce.
The quality of lubrication in a fuel.
A measurement of the volume of contaminants found in a feedstock oil, specifically, Moisture and volatiles, Insoluble Impurities and Unsaponifiables.
That which is emitted from fuels which can cause respiratory illness.
Renewable Identification Numbers. RINs are the credits that the US EPA uses to track and enforce compliance with the renewable fuels mandates set by the RFS in the US. RINs are records of individual batches of renewable fuel being blended into the gasoline and diesel pools. RINs are created when a batch of renewable fuel is made.
Straight vegetable oil. [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy]
A method for determining the free fatty acid content of a feedstock oil.
A base reaction usually performed by adding a mixture of alcohol and sodium or potassium hydroxide.
Ultra low sulfur diesel.
A measurement of the resistance of a fluid to flow
Waste vegetable oil.