Following a successful trial at London’s Victoria and Waterloo stations, Network Rail has signed an agreement with bio-bean, an award-winning green energy company that recycles waste coffee grounds and converts them to advanced biofuels.
Six of the largest railway stations in Britain have committed their coffee waste to the project. Between them, Euston, King’s Cross, Liverpool Street, Paddington, Victoria and Waterloo generate nearly 700 tonnes of coffee waste each year.
‘The UK generates over 500,000 tonnes of waste coffee grounds each year, costing the coffee industry almost £80 million in waste disposal fees.
‘bio-bean recycles waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels at an industrial scale, creating local, sustainable green energy as an alternative to fossil fuels.
‘We are delighted to provide a cost-effective disposal solution for waste coffee grounds from these major transport hubs.’
Arthur Kay, CEO of bio-bean