Millions in cups of coffee are consumed yearly in London. This amount of coffee comes with it fair share in used coffee ground waste, as of this time and level in development, Coffee is not just responsible for waking you or keeping you wild awake while you work or even give you that desperately needed jolt as your day goes by. No! It’s starting to evolve and do even far more than that, rather than only being fuel for your body, coffee is now about to fuel bus
All glory going to a London based tech startup called bio-bean and oil company Shell, who designed the ingenious way to make London buses run on used coffee grounds. You’re wondering how is this possible? It’s a specially formulated biofuel that is made from coffee ground, the key ingredient being the coffee oil extracted from the used coffee grounds and mixed with diesel to create this ground breaking discovery putting a use to the waste in used coffee grounds our love for coffee in the United Kingdom creates.
According to the creators of this new source of fueling, bio-bean, Only the United Kingdom produces over half of a million in tons of used coffee grounds waste. Rather unfortunately, the bulk of this waste end up in landfills and they eventually starting giving off toxic and very flammable methane gas, That ends up polluting the environment and contributing to the damage and also, the insane amount of these coffee grounds also cause major climatic problems.
This doesn’t have to be so any more. Mother earth doesn’t have to suffer for our coffee indulgence anymore, now the used coffee grounds can be gathered from coffee shops, homes, offices and what not as the people at bio-bean have shown us and processed into biofuel for public transit buses.
Asides from the reduction in the methane amount emitted from the used coffee grounds that end up depleting the ozone layer more and more, powering these public transit buses with biofuel from used coffee grounds help reduce carbon( IV) oxide or as it’s also known carbon di oxide emission too. with global warming heating up the planet at a scary rate, these sort of changes are don’t come fast enough but when they do, we should welcome them with open arms and play our part.
The incredibly smart geniuses at bio-bean, asides coffee fuel have created many other smart organic creations. Amongst them are the use of Coffee Logs as a source of fuel for kitchen stoves, fires, and chimneys and also Biomass Pellets, that are now used to heat up buildings.
This company, bio-bean are creating revolutionary changes and they should be supported by everybody, because a cleaner, less toxic environment is going to be for all of us to benefit. As we recycle paper, bags, nylons and plastic, so should we to our used coffee grounds. Hopefully, this creation of theirs will spread beyond, London and the UK to rest of the world.