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Roadchef recycles waste coffee grounds into biofuel

Roadchef has partnered with Bio-bean a business recycling waste coffee grounds into biofuel on an industrial scale to reduce its environmental impact.

Used coffee grounds are collected from 28 Roadchef sites by Olleco, a resource recovery company, which transports the grounds to Bio-bean's factory in Cambridgeshire. There they are cleaned, dried and recycled into useful products for industry and homes, including pellets for heating and coffee logs for woodburners in homes.

Roadchef estimates that about seven million cups of coffee are drunk at its sites each year, and it and Bio-bean estimate that over 200 tonnes of waste coffee grounds will be collected from Roadchef sites by the end of 2018. They estimate recycling these grounds will save 112 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

0203 744 6500www.biobean.com

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