Globally, 25 million metric tons of coffee waste per year ends up in landfills. Too much landfill waste and high levels of CO2 associated with disposal process.
Bio-bean recycles landfill-diverted waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels for the following purposes:
- Heating large buildings (biomass pellets)
- Heating homes (briquettes)
- Powering transit systems (biodiesel)
The advanced biofuels are carbon neutral and help decrease reliance on fossil fuels as well as diverting waste from landfill. Bio-beans are also cost-competitive with mainstream fuel sources.
- Waste producers: coffee shops/factories, office blocks, restaurants, etc.
- Biofuel consumers: companies, government agencies, individuals
- Waste management companies (coordinated pick up)
Steps to implementation
- Collect data on demand for bio-bean in different towns and regions.
- Create plan to collect waste from consumers through neighborhood associations and partnerships. Implement fees for pick-up and incentivize by giving briquettes and pellets at no additional charge.
- Open additional recycling factories to increase capacity throughout the UK.