Biobean, a UK-based company that turns was coffee grounds into advanced biofuels, has announced that it is turning to crowdfunding to help develop its new product – Coffee Logs.
Coffee Logs are biomass briquettes derived from waste coffee grounds and according to the company offer a clean, cheap, local and sustainable alternative to dirty, imported fuels, often burning hotter and for longer than conventional fuels.
In order to produce Coffee Logs on a commercial scale it is asking people to pledge their support by 23 May, and it already has more than half of its £20,000 target. For those that pledge, the rewards include exclusive pre-orders of Coffee Logs, a booklet with coffee inspired recipes by leading chefs, VIP tickets to a range of exciting events, and a behind the scenes tour of biobean’s coffee waste recycling factory.
Biobean works with coffee shops, office blocks, transport hubs, instant coffee factories, roasters and waste management companies from all over the UK to collect tens of thousands of tonnes of waste coffee grounds and recycle them into a range of innovative biofuel products.
Biobean’s founder and CEO, Arthur Kay, said: “For a lot of people coffee is what powers them through the day. Now, we want to get our buildings and BBQs fuelled sustainably. Starting at home, biobean Coffee Logs allow everyone to do that your morning cup of coffee can heat your home, power your stove and even your BBQ.”