BioFuelBox, using techniques developed by and licensed from the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), have been producing high grade biodiesel fuel from contaminated waste grease – the stuff that comes from wastewater treatment plants or restaurants. The BioFuelBox biodiesel is competitively priced with regular diesel fuel, meets EPA standards, and can be used interchangeably with diesel – no need to modify or use a special engine.
Because the BioFuelBox product is made from the nasty stuff that would usually end up in landfills, their biofuel has the lowest carbon footprint of any transportation fuel. According to the journal Hydrocarbon Processing, the BioFuelBox biodiesel’s carbon footprint is 10 times lower than regular diesel fuel, and four to six times lower than biodiesel made from soybean or palm oil. And since they get the building blocks for their biofuel (i.e. the feedstock) basically for free, the price for their biodiesel is competitive without the need for government subsidies.
BioFuelBox currently has one plant in American Falls, Idaho that has produced about 43,000 gallons of its biodiesel – its co-located with a wastewater plant which is where the feedstock comes from. The company future business plans consist of building small all-in-one modular biodiesel plants that can easily be trucked in via flatbed trucks and located at any facility that produces large amounts of waste grease. It’s a great deal because BioFuelBox will take the waste grease for free off of a company’s hands – usually a company has to pay a large amount of money in disposal fees to get rid of it.