The Universe and Me

Thursday, July 27, 2017

I love the java jive and it loves me

Here's another gem of an idea that makes me wonder, "Why aren't we doing this in America?" The UK company bio-bean® takes waste coffee grounds and recycles them into bio-fuels and biochemicals. Rather than disposing used coffee grounds in landfills where they emit methane gas which harms the environment, bio-bean® collects them from coffee shops, restaurants, offices, factories, etc... Then they recycle them into bio-fuels like biomass pellets. Biomass pellets make excellent fuel for heating buildings. Ten million kilograms of pellets can power up to fifteen thousand homes. In the future, bio-bean® plans to expand into biodiesel production for transportation use. One ton of pellets could run a London bus for an entire day. The Cambridge bio-bean® factory can produce fifty thousand tons of biomass each year and is looking to expand their business to other European countries.


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