London buses to be powered by coffee


Waste coffee grounds will be used to power some of London’s buses from Monday, it has been revealed.

A biofuel created from the mixing of oil extracted from coffee waste with the diesel to be added to the public transport, the supply of fuel.

The technology company bio-bean says that he has produced enough coffee to oil to fuel the bus for a year.

Transport for London (TfL) has increasingly oriented towards the use of biofuels to reduce transport emissions.

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Biofuels produced using waste products such as cooking oil and tallow from meat processing is already used in many of the capital, 9,500 bus.

However, this is thought to be the first time that a coffee-derived biofuel has been added to London’s public transport system.


The 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 the oil extracts from it in his factory.

This is then transformed into an alloy of B20 biofuel.

The bus can be supplied with fuel without the need of changes.


The company believes that it would take little more than 2,55 million cups of coffee to create enough biofuel to run a London bus for a year, once the oil has been mixed with the diesel.

Six thousand litres of coffee oil have been produced so far.

“It is a great example of what can be done when you start reinventing waste as a resource not exploited,” bio-bean founder Arthur Kay said.