London buses to be powered by waste coffee grounds

London buses to be powered by waste coffee grounds

Troy Powers
November 21, 2017

At present, according to Transport for London, which operates London's public transportation system, the city authorities want to ensure that increasing numbers of buses are fueled by a blend of diesel and biofuels made of products such as waste cooking oil and tallow from meat processing companies. The new fuel source has been used since Monday (20 November) for London's diesel buses.

Bio-bean and its partner, Argent Energy, have also already claimed they have enough coffee oil in order to run one bus for an entire year. Waste received from the coffee houses and factories for the production of instant coffee, processed in special plants into fuel. The TfL is adding the biofuel to the London bus fuel supply chain without the need for modification to power some of the buses.

Shell supports the trial as part of its #makethefuture energy relay. "Spent coffee grounds are highly calorific and contain valuable compounds, making them an ideal feedstock from which to produce clean fuels".

The founder of the company said: "It's a great example of what can be done when we start to reimagine waste as an untapped resource".

Coffee oil-based biofuel to run London's buses

Royal Dutch Shell plc and Bio-Bean have teamed up to help power London buses with a biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds.

According to Engadget, Londoners drink around 20 million cups of coffee a day.

General Manager of external relations at Shell Singapore, Jason Leow said that the incredible development is not just beneficial for those in London, but also cities worldwide, looking to be powered by more sustainable energy-efficient public transport systems. Bio-Bean also offers bio-mass pellets and Coffee Logs, which can be used on stoves and open fires.

The city consumes 2o million cups of coffee per day, producing some 220,000 tons of waste each year.

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