Dunkin’s coffee-waste powered house, infections nixed by bioactive surfaces, Novomont’s microbeads, plant/nanocellulose hybrid, hi-rez field imagery, rescued food: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of October 10th

October 10, 2018 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of October 10th.

#1 House runs on Dunkin’ – tiny home powered by Dunkin’ coffee grounds

In New York, Ohio-based Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee at Home introduced a biofuel-powered home in New York City’s Madison Square Park that is literally running on Dunkin’ by using biofuel developed by Blue Marble that uses spent coffee grounds as the feedstock. Blue Marble created a custom B80 blend using 80% coffee oil that’s extracted from Dunkin’ Donuts spent coffee grounds which is then mixed with 20% alcohol to make the fuel burn efficiently. The Home That Runs on Dunkin’ features a modern, chic aesthetic with custom-designed elements, including a fully-functional kitchen, luxury bedroom, jacuzzi tub and more.

The Home That Runs on Dunkin’ will be open to the public in Madison Square Park in New York City, on Broadway between 23rd and 24th Streets from Thursday, October 4 through Saturday, October 6. Coffee lovers not in New York City can still experience The Home That Runs on Dunkin’ through a 360-video tour available at www.DunkinAtHome.com.

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