The Sustainable Fuel Register (SFR) will provide a mechanism for demonstrating the sustainability credentials for all sorts of non-wood fuels. Among the most exciting of these are biomass pellets and briquettes produced from waste coffee grounds (WCG) by bio-bean.
The UK produces 500,000 tonnes of WCG each year, costing the coffee industry over £70 million in disposal costs. bio-bean, an award-winning clean technology company, is the first company in the world to industrialise the process of recycling WCG into advanced biofuels. Working within the existing waste disposal infrastructure bio-bean is able to collect WCG from coffee shops, offices, restaurants and factories and transport them to their pioneering facility in Alconbury, Cambridgeshire. The plant can process up to 50,000 tonnes of WCG a year, the waste from 1 in 10 cups of coffee drunk in the UK.
Last week, bio-bean launched their Coffee Logs product. Coffee Logs are premium eco briquettes made from WCG. They burn hotter and longer than wood briquettes as well as being cost-effective and carbon neutral.
bio-bean intends to register their biomass pellets with SFR in order to be able to supply end users who are part of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.