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Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Coffee helping drive up productivity in Japan

I came across this news article today (see below) in which it was stated that a Japanese power producing company is going to add coffee grinder to the coal it already uses to help with power production. It will only assist with 1% of the power but it is a creative way of using coffee grounds, and the good news is that it produces more friendly CO2 as a bonus.

A saving is a saving no matter how small, and I am not quoting Horton here.

So how? They are acquiring tons of spent coffee grinds, that would normally do nothing be be chucked out, they are added it in a ration of 1:99 to coal so to drive the fire to produce steam through the turbines by coffee grinds, and it will smell good too ;).


Two out of the three R's, i.e. reduce, recycle and reuse. Well done I say! These sort of things need to be done, and the Japanese are driven by necessity to ensure that their waste is reduced at every turn, and this is just another way they are doing it.


Add to this the fact that studied should coffee in the office increases production, and coffee is powering the economy forward in it own unique way.

Japan to use coffee grounds as biomass fuel - Commodity Online | Biomass Energy News

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