Update : 2017.12.15 Fri 16:53
Display Plus
Solar/PVEnglish
Shell, bio-bean and coffee drinkers collaborate to help power London's buses
Display Plus  |  editor@displayplus.net
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
2017.11.21  09:39:11
트위터 페이스북 네이버 구글 msn
   

UK - Shell and bio-bean announce that together they are helping to power some of London’s buses using a biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds.

The B20 biofuel contains a 20% bio-component which contains part coffee oil. 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.

Biofuel provides a cleaner, more sustainable energy solution for buses across London’s network by decreasing emissions.

“Our Coffee Logs have already become the fuel of choice for households looking for a high-performance, 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 first time.” said bio-bean’s founder Arthur Kay. “It’s a great example of what can be done when we start to reimagine waste as an untapped resource.”

The average Londoner drinks 2.3 cups of coffee a day which produces over 200,000 tonnes of waste a year, much of which would otherwise end in landfill with the potential to emit 126million kg of CO2. bio-bean works to collect some of these waste coffee grounds from high street chains and factories.

The grounds are dried and processed before coffee oil is extracted. bio-bean works with its fuel partner Argent Energy to process this oil into a blended B20 biofuel. 6,000 litres of coffee oil has been produced, which if used as a pure-blend for the bio component and mixed with mineral diesel to form a B20, could help power the equivalent of one London bus for a year.

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.

Sinead Lynch, Shell UK Country Chair, said: “When it comes to clean energy, we are always looking for the next inventive solution. A good idea can come from anywhere, but with the scale and commitment of Shell, we can help enable true progress. We're pleased to be able to support bio-bean to trial this innovative new energy solution which can help to power buses, keeping Londoners moving around the city - powered in part by their waste coffee grounds.”

bio-bean founder Arthur Kay won Shell LiveWIRE’s Innovation Award in 2013 and the Mayor’s Entrepreneur Programme in 2012 with his ideas about turning coffee waste into fuel. bio-bean has since gone on to produce bio-mass pellets and briquettes called Coffee Logs, before this latest biofuel innovation.

Copyright © Display Plus. All rights reserved.
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
트위터 페이스북 네이버 구글 msn
뒤로가기 위로가기

 

Main Media Kit AD Rate Print Issues Show Daily Privacy Policy Juvenile protection Contact Us
USA: 24 Happy Valley Road, Pleasanton, CA 94588, USA (tel: +1-925-989-1144)
Korea: 10F, Jaram Building, 78 Mapo-daero, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea (tel: +82-2-3473-6369) 청소년보호책임자 : 김홍덕
Copyright © 2011 Display Plus. All rights reserved. mail to webmaster@displayplus.net