Waste Coffee Grounds are the new source of biofuel/ biodiesel. In a Nevada research facility researchers discovered that spent coffee grounds are a rich source of renewable biofuel.
Rather than having cars that smell like French fries, we soon will have a much better biofuel aroma choice: Straight up java.
Imagine it: The poorer coffee bean picking rural areas of the world can have a bidding war between coffee drink producers, and a emerging biofuel market.
This biofuel market could also compete with the coffee industry by also selling a competing premade coffee drink product offering.
This eventual reality is not that far off.
The research of the Nevada group was published in American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. The American Chemical Society the world’s largest scientific society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio. The ACS Publications Division currently publishes 35 leading peer-reviewed journals in the chemical and related sciences, including the flagship Journal of the American Chemical Society, well as Chemical & Engineering News, Society’s weekly news magazine.
This is an online biweekly publication.
According to the article Mano Misra, Susanta Mohapatra, and Narasimharao Kondamudi point of that the major problem with a major transition to biofuel is the availability of a viable feeder stock.
Coffee grounds can be grown sold, spent, and recollected by one means or another to create the new fuel source.
The various modalities that would be implemented or created to do this in a sustainable manner is going to be the challenge of research into the viability of the fuel stock source in the future.
For no wit is a wonderful discovery to lend hope to the growing alternative energy movements transition from a fad accepted by the mainstream to the fuel sources of the mainstream cultures adventure into fads of undiscovered novelty.
The current yearly production of 16 billion gallons of coffee can reasonably produce 340 million gallons of collectible biofuel. This estimate is from spent grounds that coffee shop chains produce currently.
The collection of coffee grounds in not out of the ordinary currently. These grounds are used as soil enhancer and fertilizer around the world. Collecting it for biofuel is not much of a real stretch.
The Nevadaresearchers have already collected a mass quantity of coffee grounds from one world wide chain. They extracted the oil from the grounds, and turned 100% of the oil into biofuel/ biodiesel.
The strong antioxidant nature of coffee makes the biofuel created from it more stable than any other form of biofuel.
Waste solids from the creation of the biodiesel can then also be created into ethanol; or used as compost.
This exciting, savvy and hip research will make spending four or five bucks on a cup of jo an awesome way to save the world. God knows a decent cup of coffee in the morning shouldn’t be a wasteful sin. Somehow we all knew it. And now research into the usefulness of waste coffee grinds proves it. Drink to coffee, save the world!