Springboard Biodiesel Waste Grease Biodiesel Processor Receives Green Restaurant Assn. Endorsement

Date Posted: December 11, 2012

Boston, MA—Springboard Biodiesel's BioPro EX meets the Green Restaurant Association's (GRA) rigorous endorsement standards for alternative fuel refueling stations.

This safe and easy-to-use appliance automatically converts grease to biodiesel, which emits as 90% less CO2 and 50% less particulate matter than regular diesel fuel, according to the California Air Resources Board.

With devices such as the BioPro EX, it has never been easier for restaurants to convert their grease in to a clean burning fuel for a fraction of the cost of the petroleum diesel it replaces.

By using the BioPro EX, restaurants can:

• Make ASTM-grade biodiesel for 95 cents/gallon

• Save costs on fuel

• Stay ahead of legislation

• Reduce CO2 and particulate emissions

Restaurants will earn 2.5 GreenPoints(TM) towards becoming a Certified Green Restaurant® based on the GRA's certification standards in the environmental category of eliminating waste.

Further, the GRA requires Certified Green Restaurants® in the following locations to convert their grease to biodiesel or energy: Asheville NC, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, southern and central Connecticut, Washington DC, Idaho, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland OR, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Spokane WA, and Wyoming

Benefits of Converting Grease to Biodiesel:

1. It can be made from ANY vegetable or animal oil

2. Biodiesel will run in ANY diesel engine without the need to convert your engine

3. Biodiesel is better for the life of your engines. It has a higher lubricity rate than regular diesel and therefore will create less wear in your engine

4. Biodiesel will mix, at any ratio, with diesel, so it can be blended and used in conjunction with diesel

5. Biodiesel made on domestic soil arguably reduces our collective dependence on foreign oil and conflict

6. BioPro EX equipment is made entirely in the USA

7. Converting a waste stream in to a beneficent alternative fuel that runs in any diesel engine is a significant process improvement.

"Innovative technology such as the BioPro EX has made it possible for restaurants to recycle their grease in a simple, cost-efficient manner," says Michael Oshman, the Founder & CEO of the GRA.

"While the average restaurant washes about 15 pounds of grease down the drain for every 150 meals served, restaurants that use the BioPro EX device help both the environment and their budgets."

For more information, call 617-737-4425.