The UK drinks 70 million cups of coffee a year. That produces 500,000 tonnes of waste, and disposing of that costs £80m just within the coffee industry. But it also has a future; on an industrial estate in Cambridgeshire, that waste is being turned into advanced biofuels. “We’ve gone from me with a silly idea to that in just over two years,” Arthur Kay, CEO and co-founder of bio-bean told WIRED 2015.
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