Bio-bean - Advanced biofuels Made in Britain
Bio-bean | The clean-tech company turning waste coffee into eco-friendly fuel.
“When you buy a bag of Coffee Logs, you’re not only helping the environment and saving money – you’re supporting a growing British business too." – Arthur Kay, founder and CEO of Bio-bean
Looking at the leftover granules in the bottom of your coffee maker, it’s hard to believe that 500,000 tonnes of waste coffee is produced in Britain each year. While this waste often ends up in landfills or incinerators, it can actually be used to create cost-effective carbon neutral biofuel.
Bio-bean is the first company to industrialise the process of collecting waste coffee grounds from offices, shops, factories and transport hubs to turn into fuel. Founder Arthur Kaye says: "In 2013 we built the world's first coffee recycling plant in Alconbury, where we process thousands of tonnes of waste coffee into biofuels which can heat homes and power businesses for less.”
Celebrating Bio-beans British roots
Bio-bean uses the Made in Britain marque across its range of products and on the website. This makes it easier for customers to see where their fuel has come from and helps suppliers see where their waste coffee has ended up.
Coffee, but not as you know it
Bio-bean recently introduced its first product, Coffee Logs. These ‘eco-briquettes’ burn hotter and for longer than wood, lowering emissions and cutting waste. Bio-bean has gained praise from The Gadget Show, The Science Museum and tech giant Apple.
The ‘marque’ of success
Bio-bean is a fantastic example of a British brand getting global recognition for innovating change. But while there are lots of exciting developments on the horizon, Bio-bean’s roots will remain firmly in Britain.
Arthur says: “The whole Bio-bean team is immensely proud that Coffee Logs are made in Britain”. Looking to the future, Arthur’s team are now expanding their research into biodiesel and biochemicals.