Shell, Bio-bean and Coffee-Drinkers Join Up to Fuel London's Buses

London Buses
Source: Digital News Agency.
Shell and bio-bean have announced that together they are collaborating to power some of London’s buses through the utilisation of a biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds according to a report by the Digital News Agency

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.

According to the Digital News Agency, the average Londoner drinks 2.3 cups of coffee a day, which leads to approximately 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.  

This latest collaboration is part of Shell’s #makethefuture energy relay. The relay supports entrepreneurs and buisnesses turning bright energy innovations into a positive impact for communities around the world.

Sinead Lynch, Shell UK Country Chair, said in an article published by the Digital News Agency: “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.”

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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