London Busses Are Now Being Powered By Coffee Biofuel

Alicia Cross
November 21, 2017

There is no formal agreement in place between Transport for London and Bio-Bean to continue using the fuel source in the long term. Shell and bio-bean believe that waste can be turned into B20 biofuel to power a third of London's bus networks.

To put recycled coffee grounds will firm bio-bean, reports the BBC. The oil is used as a pure-blend for a 20% bio-component that is mixed with mineral diesel to form the B20 fuel.

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.

Coffee grounds are now being used to produce biofuel for London buses, it has been confirmed.

But coffee-derived biofuel will be officially added to the capital's public transport vehicles for the first time on Monday. The biofuel is being added to the London bus fuel supply chain and will help to power some of the buses; without need for modification.

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Representatives of bio-bean said that every year after drinking coffee in London remains about 200 000 coffee grounds.

Some 6,000 litres of coffee oil have been produced so far, the company said. Founder Arthur Kay tells the Independent that coffee actually has very high oil content - 20 percent by weight - so "it's a really great thing to make biodiesel out of".

This latest collaboration is part of Shell's #makethefuture energy relay, which supports entrepreneurs turning bright energy innovations into a positive impact for communities around the world.

"A good idea can come from anywhere, but with the scale and commitment of Shell, we can help enable true progress", said Lynch in a company statement. If it were exclusively combined with the mineral diesel that would produce enough fuel to power a London bus every day for a year.

The company also sells "coffee logs", which are used in fireplaces and stoves as an alternative to wooden logs.

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