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Biodiesel From Used Coffee Grounds

September 10, 2013

Not only is coffee the fuel you need to start your day, but new research says that it could potentially power your car and appliances as well. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati say old coffee grounds could be converted into energy sources like biodiesel and activated carbon. In their experiment, oil was extracted from the grounds and converted into biodiesel, which was then purified by the remaining grounds—and then the grounds were burned as an alternative source of electricity. And this is cool…researchers collected waste coffee grounds from an on-campus Starbucks for their experiments.

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