Biobean company in the UK.
This company has noticed 200,000 tons of thin coffee.
In the UK, it causes greenhouse gas emissions because Most of the garbage is landfilled.
We collect 30,000 tons a year out of 200,000 tons.
The company have developed a technology to extract oil from its coffee brewery and convert it to biofuel.
Biobean announced on 20th November 2017 that buses operated as part of London will start using fuel (B20 biofuel) containing 20% coffee fat and oil derived biocomponents.
＊There is no need to remodel the vehicle of bus to use fuel.
In addition, the company manufactures and sells "Coffee Logs",
an alternative solid fuel for fireplaces such as stove and wood burners.
It is made from recycled coffee, it burns at a higher temperature and for
a longer time than wood. Currently it is sold in UK domestic supermarkets.
Also, at Kinki University in Japan, "Bio-Coke" has been developed that solidifies resources.
They aim to convert "Composite Biomass Waste" including plastics, in addition to plant resources to solid fuel.
Kobe-City, Kinki University and Starbacks Coffee Japan began a demonstration experiment in Kobe City in December 2016 to manufacture and utilize solid fuels "Bio-Coke" made from waste such as coffee bean cake and cup jointly discharged from stores in Kobe-City .
What is the "Bio-Coke"?
Bio-coke is an environment-friendly biomass fuel that can be made from almost any photosynthetic plant, including what had been considered waste materials, such as used tea leaves and coffee grounds.
An effective form of waste management, bio-coke is also seen as a way to counter the over-reliance on fossil fuels and the risks associated with fluctuations in fossil fuel import prices. Someday, bio-coke might replace the coal that industries currently use as a solid fuel for smelting iron, leading to a significant reduction in CO2emissions.
Most coffee grounds are thrown away. BioBean notice it.
This company have developed a technology to extract oil from its coffee brewery and convert it to biofuel.Also, at Kinki University in Japan, "Bio-Coke" has been developed that solidifies resources.