Thanks to coffee residues, biomass and biofuels are produced. From 100 tons of ground coffee, you can get 80 tons of granules for heating homes.
Coffee granules have a calorific value 20% higher than wood granules and 1% less ash.
The objective of the project is simple: transform the coffee grounds into granules for wood stoves and fireplaces. They are made only with recycled coffee grounds without any other type of binder or additive. They are made from soil that would have ended up in a landfill.
The coffee granules are compatible with all the equipment which admits the wood granules and what is not less important, they have a better quality / price ratio, we will be more profitable.
The CO2 balance of coffee granules is neutral, because its origin is natural. The CO2 that it expels when burned is the same as that obtained by the plant during its growth.
In the video you can see the power of the flame and the emission of smoke with this type of pellets.
Ashes generated after burning a 15 kg bag.
For the future, the intention is to convert coffee also into another fuel, biodiesel. With a ton of coffee beans, in fact, you get 245 liters of biofuel.
The initiative is not implausible. Italy and England are already launching projects with the idea of promoting coffee as one of the new energy materials. One of the big problems they face is drying, because they have a humidity between 60-70%, and removing the water requires a large amount of energy, so the drying system must be very efficient so that costs do not skyrocket.
More information: coffeepellet.com