London to use waste coffee grounds to power city's buses

Transport for London (TfL) has increasingly turned to using biofuels to reduce transport emissions.

London to use waste coffee grounds to power city's buses
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New Delhi: While people across the world use coffee to give a powerful kikstart to their day, London's transport authorities will be using the caffeine kick to help power some of the city's buses from Monday.

A biofuel created by blending oil extracted from waste coffee grounds with diesel is to be added to the public transport fuel supply, reports the BBC.

London-based technology firm bio-bean Ltd has said it has produced enough coffee oil to power one bus for a year.

Transport for London (TfL) has increasingly turned to using biofuels to reduce transport emissions.

Londoners create 200,000 tonnes of coffee waste a year, according to bio-bean.

The company takes the used grounds from coffee shops and instant coffee factories, and extracts oil from it in its factory which is then processed into a blended B20 biofuel.

"It's a great example of what can be done when we start to reimagine waste as an untapped resource," bio-bean founder Arthur Kay said.

(With IANS inputs)

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