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London will start powering buses with coffee

Waste coffee grounds will be used to help power London's buses.

London will start powering buses with coffee London will start powering buses with coffee


Waste coffee grounds will be used to help power some of London's buses from November 20. 2017, according to the UK´s transport authorities.

 

Transport for London (TfL) has increasingly turned to using biofuels to reduce transport emissions.

 

A biofuel created by blending oil extracted from coffee waste with diesel is to be added to the public transport fuel supply.

London-based technology firm bio-bean Ltd has said it has produced enough coffee oil to power 1 bus for a year.

 

Londoners create 200,000 tonnes of coffee waste a year, according to bio-bean.

The company takes the used grounds from coffee shops and instant coffee factories, and extracts oil from it in its factory which is then processed into a blended B20 biofuel.

 

Arthur Kay, bio-bean’s founder, said: «Our Coffee Logs have already become the fuel of choice for households looking for sustainable way to heat their homes – and now, with the support of Shell, bio-bean and Argent Energy have created thousands of litres of coffee-derived B20 biodiesel which will help power London buses for the 1st time. It’s a great example of what can be done when we start to reimagine waste as an untapped resource.»

Source : Neftegaz.RU