Roadchef partners with bio-bean for biofuel

June 2, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Roadchef, a motorway service operator, is partnering with bio-bean to convert coffee grounds into biofuel. Olleco, a resource recovery company, transports the used coffee grounds from 28 Roadchef sites to bio-bean’s facility in Cambridgeshire where they are then converted into biofuel. Roadchef estimates about 7 million cups of coffee are drunk at its sites each year which provides over 200 tons of waste coffee grounds.

As reported in the Digest last week, bio-bean is working with waste management companies to collect used coffee grounds from over 1,500 small coffee shops and others to convert them into biofuel in either a log or briquette format that can be used in fireplaces, stoves or furnaces, or a biomass pellet for industrial and large scale use in heating buildings.

Simon Turl, chairman of Roadchef, told Forecourt Trader, “At Roadchef we are very proud to have partnered with bio-bean on an initiative that benefits the environment. Since working with bio-bean we have already seen financial savings due to a reduction in our waste weight and we look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.”


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