The BioPro™ 190 is an automated batch processor that will convert 50 gallons of vegetable or animal oil into 50 gallons of premium-grade biodiesel. Much like a washing machine, a user need only load the machine, turn it on and press the big green START button. Operating time is 48 hours for the standard 190, and 23 hours for the 190EX. With the addition of the SpringPro™ T76 drywash, total production time can be reduced to 11 hours. All ingredients (methanol, sulfuric acid, and catalyst) are inexpensive and easy to source. Methanol must be purchased locally.
The BioPro™ 380 will produce 100 gallons or 380 liters of ASTM-grade biodiesel every 48, 23 or 13 hours, depending on your equipment decisions. An operator can comfortably produce 300 to 400 gallons a week at the traditional speed, or as much as 1200 gallons at highest output (see options down and to the right). How much vegetable oil can you collect per week? To calculate savings, add your oil cost to 85 cents per gallon (cost of all other inputs required including electricity). What are you paying for diesel today? The BioPro™ 380 is as easy to operate as a washing machine; load it up, press the big green START button and walk away. What chemicals are required?
The SpringPro™ T76 is a durable, easy to operate, universal drywash system designed by Springboard Biodiesel.
All SpringPro™ T76s Now Include "The Premium Package" which bolts to the bottom of the unit. This includes a stainless steel, adjustable metering pump, power supply, 5 micron filter at the outlet and an assortment of hoses for dispensing the finished fuel.
The SpringPro™ T76 is not a requirement for making biodiesel (all you need is a BioPro™), however, it will speed up the washing process from 24 hours (time required in the standard BioPro™) to 2.5 hours AND it doesn't use water.
The SpringPro™ T76 is a robust and easy to use cleaning system that uses resins instead of water to polish your finished biodiesel. It connects seemlessly to your BioPro™ and/or any existing processor.
Using a dual tower design with elevated resin support beds, the SpringPro™ T76 drywash system offers superior performance and efficiency by ensuring uniform fluid concentration throughout the entire column length. The SpringPro™ T76 is plumbed in a classic lead/lag configuration for optimal fuel purification and longer resin life.
Like the BioPro™, the SpringPro™ is easy to use. Connect it to your processor, open your valves and turn it on. When your media is spent, the columns pivot 40 degrees and lock enabling a user to remove and replace the media with relatively little down time.
The SpringPro T76 works in conjunction with any biodiesel processor and dramatically increases overall processing capacity (If you use a BioPro, it will double your processing capability). Read the FAQ's about the SpringPro T76
The SpringPro T76 delivers industry leading quality and ease of use. Unlike traditional drywash tower systems, which either rest on the bottom cleanout or are equipped with side cleanouts, the SpringPro T76 employs Theta-Lok technology that allows each column to easily tilt 40 degrees. This elevates the bottom of the towers, making it far easier to unload spent resin through the bottom port.
Using welded steel construction, a powder coated finish and durable stainless steel jacketed Teflon plumbing, the clean and reliable SpringPro T76 drywash system is the easiest way to purify your biodiesel using any of the leading drywash resins on the market today.*
The SpringPro T76 has been designed to use an absorbent media, like BD-Zorb X, in its lead column. BD-Zorb X will remove the majority of the contaminents before the biodiesel passes through to the lag column. When using BD-Zorb X, the lead column will have to have this media replaced every 1500 to 2000 gallons depending on quality of reaction and soap content.
The SpringPro T76 uses an ionic exchanmge resin, like DW-R10, in the lag column. DW-R10 is an ion exchange resin that "polishes" the biodiesel before it is ready to be stored or burned in your engine. This lag column's media will need to be replaced after approximately 9,000 to 10,000 gallons of biodiesel have passed through it.
*Keep in mind that any media can be used in the two columns, however, based on longevity, cost and efficiency, Springboard's engineers recommend these two.
Theta-Lok is a latching tool, much like you might find on weight lifting equipment at the gymn. It allows both SpringPro™ T76 columns to quickly tilt 40 degrees and then latch securely into place. This "tilt function" enables a user to replace media quickly and easily.
* As with all drywash tower systems, in order to ensure ASTM D6751 compliant fuel, the user must remove any trace amounts of methanol that remain after purification through the SpringPro T76. Read the FAQ's about the SpringPro T76
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The INCOSEP™, a deviice manufactured and sold from Springboard Biodiesel, LLC. This device can be installed inside your BioPro™ 190 or your BioPro™ 380, it enables users to more than double their biodiesel processing speed, for less than half the price of a BioPro™.
This proprietary and patent-pending instrument induces rapid settling of bulk glycerin from raw biodiesel AND seperates wash water from biodiesel at a remarkably increased rate, while also helping to prevent emulsions.
Any BioPro™ 190 or 380 sold after January 1, 2007 can be upgraded with an INCOSEP.
The INCOSEP™ significantly reduces processing time in BioPro™ biodiesel processors. Standard BioPro™ processors are rated to repeatably produce ASTM-fuel every 48 hours. Half of this time (24 hours) is dedicated to esterification and transesterification reactions, as well as glycerin settling. The other half of this time is dedicated to washing (1 spray wash and 2 turbulent washes) as well as evaporative drying.
The INCOSEP™ accelerates the esterification, transesterification and glycerin settling process from 24 to 8 hours. Additionally, it reduces the washing and drying processes to 12 hours, rather than 24.
Because of the INCOSEP's™ effectiveness in preventing emulsions, all three washes are now turbulent washes, in which the fuel is stirred into a homogenous mixture with the wash water before the water is quickly settled out and removed, thus exceeding the thoroughness of the already stringent water wash.
Springboard Biodiesel, LLC, based in Chico, California, is an established provider of renewable energy products that is committed to supporting the broad use of affordable, renewable biodiesel solutions that are economically and environmentally attractive. The Company's family of industrial-grade BioPro™ processors and SpringPro™ wash systems enable the fully automated production of ASTM-D6751 quality biodiesel fuel from a variety of sustainable sources. Because the majority of the Company's customers are using non-food sources and existing waste streams as feedstock, Springboard's BioPro™ biodiesel processors and dry wash equipment are at the forefront of renewable and sustainable energy alternatives today, and are providing our customers with real economic and environmental benefits today
Springboard Biodiesel continues to develop useful products that make biodiesel the preferred option, not just an alternative!
If you've ever fought with a clogged fuel filter in your car after running biodiesel in the winter months, you know you don't want to deal with that again. The SpringFlow™ 250 is an all-weather, all-year heat exchanger that uses your car's coolant system to heat your fuel rapidly and effectively, allowing you to avoid many of the headaches that accompany cold weather driving with biodiesel. This robust but manageable device installs easily in any car. It rapidly warms your biodiesel/diesel fuel an average of 50 degrees on its way to your fuel filter, thereby overcoming flow restriction at the fuel filter and resultant power loss, stalling, and hesitation that may result in damage to injection components.
While the SpringFlow™ 250 was designed first and foremost for automotive and furnace fuel preheating, it has many additional uses (See SpringFlow™ 250 Installation and Use Tips, below). The 250 sq cm of tube surface area allow you to move a lot of heat in this compact package – check out the fuel warming performance in SpringFlow Technical Specifications. Biodiesel makers and users will especially appreciate the SpringFlow™ 250’s all stainless steel construction. Other economically priced heat exchangers incorporate red metals, such as copper, brass, or bronze, which are not compatible with biodiesel. The SpringFlow™ 250 was designed with biodiesel compatibility in mind (For more information, see the document below entitled Biodiesel Compatibility with Copper and Brass).
Springboard Biodiesel offers a variety of accessories for the SpringFlow™ 250.
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