Very hot straight outta London is the new buzz about the famous London buses being powered by coffee as fuel. That's about the craziest thing I've heard in tech in 2017.
The idea is being nurtured by a British Startup Bio-Bean. They have partnered with Shell and Agent Energy to create a coffee-based biofuel that will be used in London's diesel buses reports CNN.
Accordingly, the startup company reclaims used coffee grounds from cafes and other outlets such as restaurants and factories and conveys them to its recycling facility where the coffee grounds are further dried and the coffee oil extracted. This same coffee oil is further blended with other fuel to create a B20 biofuel to be used in the buses.
Reportedly, 6,000 litres of coffee oil have been produced to power the project - enough to serve one of the buses for one year.
"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 in a statement.