The latest from The US Military: they make 200+ gallons of fuel per day with with a BioPro 380EX & SpringPro T76 and saved $560,00 in their first 10 months. US Military
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We Make The BioPro™ Biodiesel Processors. Automated, ASTM-grade fuel for 85 ¢/gal


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Balderdash Biodiesel

At Springboard Biodiesel, we spend a lot of time addressing ill-informed, mis-informed and maliciously deceitful opinions regarding biodiesel. As a result, we are tired of hearing about ill-informed car salesman, myopic fleet managers and "my dad's friend"s belittling biodiesel and hinting that use of the "stuff" could void your warranty.

Barron Armstrong
Be like Sam
Beards Quality Nuts Company
Beef Tallow and Hydrogenated Oils in the BioPro™ I have made biodiesel but have some questions

Some of our users have had questions regarding the use of highly saturated fats, hydrogenated oils, and tallows in the BioPro™ biodiesel processors. To make a long story short, they can be processed in a very similar manner to any other fat or oil, with a few minor differences.

Beeman Holdings
Ben Heck
Berenice Ramirez
Berry College
Bertie Early College
Bertie Early College
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Bill Levin
Bill Williams
Bills Outdoor Power Equipment
Biodiesel & Twitter

I've recently gotten the Twitter bug.


Biodiesel and the BioPro™ - Frequently Asked Questions I am new to Biodiesel

What is Biodiesel?

Biodiesel is basically diesel fuel that you can make yourself. It is biodegradable, non-toxic, renewable, and it will work in any diesel engine without any engine modifications. You make Biodiesel out of animal or vegetable oils such as soybean, canola, or used restaurant fryer grease.Click here to learn about different sources. Using our machine, you can make Biodiesel for $1 per gallon. You also have to add the vegetable/animal oil cost to that, but many people are getting their oil for free so they are making their own biodiesel fuel for $1 per gallon.

Biodiesel and the Hospitality Industry Case Study


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 at Bagram Airbase

The United States Military Processed 1,300 batches, and made 134,242 gallons of Biodiesel in BioPro™ equipment over a 19 month period. Their numbers.

Biodiesel at the Cal Expo Fair

Springboard Biodiesel, manufacturer of the award-winning BioProT line of biodiesel processors, has been receiving a lot of positive feedback and interest at their exhibition space inside The Californi

Biodiesel Basics: Biodiesel Processor Basic Ingredients I am new to Biodiesel


Methanol can be purchased locally from a number of different sources. Chemical suppliers, fuel distributors and auto racing shops sell it in 55 gallon steel drums.  Methanol used in the BioPro must be 99.99% pure.

The price of methanol can vary greatly from less than $2.00 per gallon to as much as $5.00 per gallon depending on where you live and who you buy it from.

Since Methanol is your most expensive input in the biodiesel-making process, we recommend you research your available options.

Biodiesel Basics: Biodiesel Production I am new to Biodiesel

Why Biodiesel is (part of) the Answer

We believe that the burning of fossil fuels is a problem because fossil fuels are finite, they add significantly to pollution, and they generally come from locations outside US borders, presenting us with a ever increasing "access" and "cost" problem. Switching to Biodiesel will solve and/or reduce many of those problems.
If you don't know much about Biodiesel production and why it's so much better than normal diesel, let us help you out.


Biodiesel Basics: Facts and Myths on Making Biodiesel I am new to Biodiesel


What is Biodiesel?

Biodiesel is an exciting and very fast growing alternative fuel  that can be purchased or made yourself. To break biodiesel down into two different approaches we have the following information regarding the question; What is biodiesel?

From a Technical standpoint:

Biodiesel Basics: Safety Information I am new to Biodiesel

Springboard Biodiesel actively encourages our customers to exercise rigorous safety practices whenever they are interacting with potentially dangerous chemicals. While we strongly believe that biodiesel production in a BioPro biodiesel processor is inherently safe, we are constantly working to enhance the ease and safety of the BioPro biodiesel processor. Below we highlight some important safety information regarding the chemicals used in making biodiesel.

Biodiesel Basics: Springboard Biodiesel GO/NO-GO KIT I am new to Biodiesel

How to use the Go/No-Go Kit

By employing an acid-catalyed esterification before the standard base-catalyed transesterification, the BioPro processors accomplish two important things:

the need to titrate typical used oil is eliminated.
A much wider variety of oil can be used than in most processors

Biodiesel buckshot - building a better energy model
Biodiesel Buckshot - Why Small-Scale Biodiesel Production Works, and Matters!

I recently had the opportunity to present at a TEDx event here in Chico. It isn't every day I am asked to speak about my favorite topic with the camera running, so I'd thought I'd post it here.

Happy to hear feedback or answer any questions you may have.

Biodiesel Equipment-What is needed to make Biodiesel?
Biodiesel for Casinos Case Study

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)

Biodiesel for Co-operatives Case Study

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 Farmers Case Study 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.