London Bus To Run On Fuel Made Of Coffee

Startup will power London buses with coffee

Startup will power London buses with coffee

The coffee project is a demonstration and publicity run for Bio-Bean's fuel, which is derived from diesel and oil collected from discarded coffee grounds.

Bio-Bean says that their process saves 6.8 metric tons (7.5 tons) of Carbon dioxide emissions per one metric ton (1.1 ton) of waste coffee grounds recycled.

Bio-Bean company recycles used grounds from some of the UK's biggest coffee chains, as well as mom-and-pop cafes and businesses at all London train stations. The resulting waste from our caffeine addiction is then usually sent to a landfill where it has the potential to emit a whopping 126million kg of CO2.

While Bio-Bean claims it's the first company in the world to do this type of recycling, it's not the only one testing the efficiency of coffee waste. Importantly, the new biofuel can be used by the buses in use now as is - there's no need to modify the buses using the fuel in any way.

The company has produced 6,000 liters of coffee oil for the pilot project with London's transportation authority - enough to help power the equivalent of one city bus for a year.

Bio-bean founder Arthur Kay helped develop coffee oil that can be used to power buses
Bio-bean founder Arthur Kay helped develop coffee oil that can be used to power buses

They produce less smoke and soot than conventional fuel and also less risky chemicals such as sulphur which is the leading cause of acid rain.

"It's a great example of what can be done when we start to reimagine waste as an untapped resource", Bio-Bean Founder Arthur Kay said in a statement to the BBC.

Bio-bean has a processing plant at Alconbury Weald. Bio-Bean also forms other waste grounds into biomass pellets which can be burnt in fireplaces or stoves for home heating.

Last week scientists said it could take 50 years for biofuels to reduce carbon emissions as they were created to do.

Notícias recomendadas

  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.22

    Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:TSM) to report $0.61 EPS on January, 11.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00 % from last quarter's $0.61 EPS. Thrivent Fin For Lutherans owns 0.01% invested in Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) for 51,470 shares. (NASDAQ:IIVI).
    Manushi Chhillar looks unrecognisable in this two-year-old video

    Manushi Chhillar looks unrecognisable in this two-year-old video

    She is CBSE topper in English and that is not all she is also associated with the Shakti project on menstrual hygiene. Shared on the Facebook page "Girls Nation", the video had garnered more than 9,700 views at the time of writing.
    Twitter Starts Testing 'Bookmarks' Save for Later Feature

    Twitter Starts Testing 'Bookmarks' Save for Later Feature

    Twitter confirmed it's now testing a bookmarking feature to save tweets for later reading, according to new reports . In October, the micro-blogging platform announced that it is developing a bookmarking feature to save tweets.
  • Toronto's Marc Trestman captures CFL's coach of the year honour

    Toronto's Marc Trestman captures CFL's coach of the year honour

    Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray was the award finalist. "I didn't know (the award) existed", he said. The North Carolina native became the first Bombers player to win the award since Dave Mudge did so in 2001.

    EPS for Royal Bank of Canada (RY) Expected At $1.52

    TD Securities raised Royal Bank of Canada from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 22nd. After $1.41 actual EPS reported by Royal Bank of Canada for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.80 % EPS growth.
    Van Bronckhorst on Rangers job: Maybe in the future

    Van Bronckhorst on Rangers job: Maybe in the future

    Following a successful playing career Van Bronckhorst turned his hand to management and now leads Eredivisie side Feyenoord .
  • A Look At Recent Insider Trades For Groupon, Inc. (GRPN)

    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN ) touched its 1-Year High price of $5.70 on 11/21/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $2.90 on 06/12/17. The firm owned 271,342 shares of the coupon company's stock after buying an additional 255,098 shares during the period.
    'Padmavati': Body of man found hanging on Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur

    'Padmavati': Body of man found hanging on Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur

    The release of Bollywood movie Padmavati has been delayed as threats against movie lead actor Deepika Padukone worsen. Hum putle nahi jalaate hain, hum maarte hain" which translates to "Protest against " Padmavati' .
    Hibbett Sports Inc (NASDAQ:HIBB) Sees Unusual Trading Volume in Its Shares

    Hibbett Sports Inc (NASDAQ:HIBB) Sees Unusual Trading Volume in Its Shares

    Hibbett Sports, Inc . (HIBB) shares are up 35.77% for the week and that has got investors and traders sitting up and taking note. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in shares of Hibbett Sports by 3.3% in the first quarter.
  • Pokemon Go Patch Notes Released; iPhone X Supported, iOS 8 Dropped

    Pokemon Go Patch Notes Released; iPhone X Supported, iOS 8 Dropped

    Also, there's another bug that prevented players from powering up Pokemon to their max CP, which should be fixed after the update. Many developers must update their apps and games to support Apple's new iPhone X due to the unusual display of the smartphone.
    Analysts Expect Viacom Inc

    Analysts Expect Viacom Inc

    The company reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.86 by ($0.09). Johnson Financial Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Viacom during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $108,000.
    Boko Haram: Why DSS, Police, communities must share intelligence - Right group

    Boko Haram: Why DSS, Police, communities must share intelligence - Right group

    In November 2014 Boko Haram fighters briefly seized Gombi but were repelled by the military with the aid of local hunters from the town.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.