Costa, bio-bean partner to create coffee fuel
Coffee grounds from Costa Coffee, the United Kingdom’s largest retail coffee chain, soon will become biofuel.
Costa and biomass recycling firm bio-bean are partnering to convert more than 3,300 tons of waste coffee grounds into usable fuel, according to a statement by the companies. Costa will provide grounds from 800 stores throughout the UK and bio-bean will create biofuel, biomass pellets and solid fuel Coffee Log briquettes.
The Coffee Logs were unveiled by bio-bean earlier in 2016 as an alternative fuel for use in stoves, log burners, and open fires. Coffee Logs are clean burning, carbon-neutral fuels that burn hotter and longer than wood, the company says.
“This partnership will put thousands of metric tons of Costa coffee grounds to work, transforming them from a waste material into sustainable, clean fuels which can heat homes this winter,” said Oliver Rosevear, Costa Coffee’s energy and environment manager. “It is fantastic to move bio-bean forward on their ambition to power cities with coffee. We look forward to developing this partnership in the future.”