Recycling Coffee Grounds into Advanced Biofuels

Millions of tonnes of methane and CO2 emissions are produced due to improper disposal of massive amounts of used coffee grounds all over the world. Coffee grounds are high in residual oils and Bio-Bean, a clean technology company in London, has tapped into this resource to industrialize the process of recycling waste coffee grounds into advanced bio-fuels and bio-chemicals.

Their current line of products/ experiments include:

  1. Biomass Pellets
    These carbon neutral, advanced biofuels are used for heating buildings, thus displacing fossil fuels.
  1. Coffee Logs
    A local, sustainable alternative to conventional solid fuels, fossil fuels and imported woody biomass.
  1. Bio-diesel
    Extensive research and development into the commercial application of biodiesel is being undertaken.
  1. Biochemicals
    Potential of extracting biochemicals for a range of commercial purposes is being explored.

They work within the existing energy and waste infrastructure to develop sustainable products and solutions to displace conventional fuels and chemicals. Could we recycle waste tea leaves in a similar fashion?

Source: Bio-Bean
Contact: [email protected]

Spotted by: Bikram Palikhey

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