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Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 11/26/2017 6:14:25 AM   
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And the Brits just figured it out...

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London buses are being powered by a new fuel: Coffee

There's a new buzz powering public buses in London.

British startup bio-bean has partnered with Shell (RDSB) and Argent Energy to create a coffee-based biofuel that will be used in London's diesel buses.

The company has produced 6,000 liters of coffee oil for the pilot project with London's transportation authority -- enough to help power the equivalent of one city bus for a year.

"It's a great example of what can be done when we start to reimagine waste as an untapped resource," bio-bean founder Arthur Kay said in a statement.
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Now they claim it is biodiesel, but considering the fact that caffeine makes the world a better place, I think they may be wrong.

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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 11/26/2017 11:23:49 AM   
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Interesting

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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 11/26/2017 11:59:43 AM   
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The fumes from the buses will certainly smell a lot better than from a vehicle that burns biodiesel made from recycled chip fat...

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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 11/26/2017 1:45:46 PM   
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Fish and chip shop smell. Delish!

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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 12/1/2017 3:27:33 PM   
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It would be great if the fumes smelled like brewed coffee!

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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 12/1/2017 10:04:18 PM   
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The fumes from the buses will certainly smell a lot better than from a vehicle that burns biodiesel made from recycled chip fat...

Now, if they just figure out how to process cranberries into biofuel we could have bus exhaust that smells like Christmas dinner at Denny's!

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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 12/2/2017 5:07:53 AM   
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Scented biofuel! Do you fancy doing Dragon's Den?

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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 12/2/2017 9:59:51 AM   
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Not the first clever Brit to come up with an alternative bio fuel.

But I suspect the bus would smell a lot better than the 1953 Hillman
that was powered by chicken shit. A story from 1971.

https://www.motherearthnews.com/green-transportation/chicken-manure-car-fuel-zmaz71jazgoe



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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 12/2/2017 11:09:54 AM   
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Now why am I not surprised to find that the man who converted his Hilman Imp to run on methane from the decomposing shit of farm animals came from Stoke?


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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 12/11/2017 2:25:06 PM   
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Sounds like a side biz for Starbucks to me.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452316X17303393

Almost any form of vegetable oil can be catalytically converted to a cetane based fuel.

Since used coffee grounds can be as high at 15% coffee oil by weight; the extraction should not be difficult. The usual use for extracted coffee oil is simply instant coffee.

As coffee beans are labor intensive and are geographically limited on where they thrive; peanuts which can be grown almost anywhere seem a better source for a plant based fuel.

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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 12/24/2017 11:03:00 PM   
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Sounds like a side biz for Starbucks to me.

Almost any form of vegetable oil can be catalytically converted to a cetane based fuel.

Since used coffee grounds can be as high at 15% coffee oil by weight; the extraction should not be difficult. The usual use for extracted coffee oil is simply instant coffee.

As coffee beans are labor intensive and are geographically limited on where they thrive; peanuts which can be grown almost anywhere seem a better source for a plant based fuel.

Henry Ford's first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONSTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, 'grown from the soil,' had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel; Popular Mechanics, 1941.

Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the diesel engine, designed it to run on vegetable and seed oils like hemp; he actually ran the thing on peanut oil for the 1900 World's Fair. Henry Ford used hemp to not only construct cars but also fuel them.

As an alternative to methanol, hemp has at least one glowing report: the plant produces up to four times more cellulose per acre than trees. And a hemp crop grows a little quicker than a forest.

Hemp has been demonized and prohibited by law because it would bankrupt many industrial companies. There's our risk-averse capitalist again.

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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 12/25/2017 1:16:12 AM   
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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 12/25/2017 7:34:54 AM   
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Biofuels don’t work in small engines like weed whackers and chain saws. Two cycle engines gum up from ethanol in them. And finding gas without ethanol is difficult.

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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 12/29/2017 5:33:10 AM   
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I love the smell of raw gasoline pumping out the back of a old muscle car like a Plymouth GTX 440 4spd.......

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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 12/29/2017 8:05:08 AM   
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quote:

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Sounds like a side biz for Starbucks to me.

Almost any form of vegetable oil can be catalytically converted to a cetane based fuel.

Since used coffee grounds can be as high at 15% coffee oil by weight; the extraction should not be difficult. The usual use for extracted coffee oil is simply instant coffee.

As coffee beans are labor intensive and are geographically limited on where they thrive; peanuts which can be grown almost anywhere seem a better source for a plant based fuel.

Henry Ford's first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONSTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, 'grown from the soil,' had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel; Popular Mechanics, 1941.

Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the diesel engine, designed it to run on vegetable and seed oils like hemp; he actually ran the thing on peanut oil for the 1900 World's Fair. Henry Ford used hemp to not only construct cars but also fuel them.

As an alternative to methanol, hemp has at least one glowing report: the plant produces up to four times more cellulose per acre than trees. And a hemp crop grows a little quicker than a forest.

Hemp has been demonized and prohibited by law because it would bankrupt many industrial companies. There's our risk-averse capitalist again.

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It's often forgotten now how many liquid (and occasionally even gaseous or solid) fuels were tried out to run cars before the industry settled on petrol. Hemp, peanut oil, benzene, peroxide, if it burned hotter than ethanol, you can probably find a late edwardian automobile whose engine ran on it.

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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 12/29/2017 8:37:35 AM   
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Lets not forget water.... water ran cars, equipment, trains...

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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 12/29/2017 9:48:34 AM   
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I should have been more clear I was talking about internal combustion, rather than steam boilers. My bad.

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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 12/29/2017 12:27:14 PM   
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I should have been more clear I was talking about internal combustion, rather than steam boilers. My bad.


Unless you are talking about hydrogen, but as far as water itself, no.



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RE: Coffee IS the perfect substance! - 12/31/2017 4:59:24 AM   
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Yes I was thinking steam and missed the part about internal combustion engines, I bad........Hydrogen is a nifty idea but they have a long way to go..

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