There’s a way to power your car with something that you probably throw away every day.
According to a recent report, scientists and researchers at the University of Bath in the UK, claim that a biofuel derived from waste coffee grounds could power vehicles. Half-a-gallon of the biofuel can be generated from 22 lbs of leftover grounds, which is about the average from a coffee shop in a day. But scientists believe if the process was scaled up nationally, chains such as Starbucks could rival oil giants like Shell and BP.
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The researchers claim that they’ve created the biofuel from ground coffee produced in 20 different geographic regions, including caffeinated and decaffeinated forms. The study found that different varieties of coffee have reasonably uniform composition and physical properties for use as a fuel.
[Source: Daily Mail]