In The Future The Cars Will Run On Coffee

By on December 12th, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008 14:33

The coffee grounds can be a cheap and environment-friendly source of biofuel for cars, according to a group of researchers from Nevada.

Experts Mano Misra, Susanta Mohapatra and Narasimharao Kondamudi, found out that the coffee grounds could contribute with approximately 340 million barrels to the global biodiesel stock.  In addition, the high content of antioxidant from coffee makes the biodiesel to be more sustainable and to smell like a coffee when it’s burning.

Over 7.2 million tonnes of coffee are being produced annually around the world. The coffee ground left from the thousands of espresso or cappuccino device is used mostly as fertilizer on the ground.

Scientists have collected the coffee ground from several chains of coffee shops and extract oil from it. Then, through an inexpensive process, have converted oil into biodiesel.

Experts Mano Misra, Susanta Mohapatra and Narasimharao Kondamudi, estimates that the process of converting coffee ground in biodiesel could bring a profit of over 8 million dollars each year in the U.S.


Posted in category Biodiesel, Biofuel
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2 Responses to “In The Future The Cars Will Run On Coffee”

  1. buddy g says:

    December 12th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Google “Brazil”, “biodiesel”, and “coffee” — this story is actually years old. The U.S. researchers seem to be suffering from a sort of Not Invented Here syndrome.

  2. Marcus says:

    February 9th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Very interesting post, as are some of your other posts. I have bookmarked your great site for future visits.

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