In The Future The Cars Will Run On Coffee
By December 12th, 2008Friday, December 12, 2008 14:33 on
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.
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