Friday, December 12, 2008

Could coffee be the alternative fuel of the future?

Nevertheless, more than 16 billion pounds of coffee are produced globally every year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Misra estimates that the grounds from that haul could be used to make as much as 340 million gallons of biodiesel. For their part, the researchers turned grounds donated by Starbucks into biodiesel that had the added advantage of smelling like a fresh cup o' Joe.

(Via The Keyhoe Report.)


Gareth said...

Oh man, imagine smelling coffee whenever you filled up your car...

Id be a jittery mess at the end of the day as my coffee intake ramped up.

Anonymous said...

Why are they always looking at alternatives that are scarce.

There are alternatives that are free and in limitless abundance (solar, tidal, wind, geothermal, etc).