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