Coffee for Fuel

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Researchers are working on a technique that would turn coffee ground waste in to biodiesel to be used an alternative source of electricity.

    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 activatedcarbon.  In their experiment, oil was extracted from the grounds and converted into biodeisel, which was then purified by the remaining grounds—which were then burned as an alternative source of electricity.  And this is cool, researchers collected waste coffee grounds from an on-campus Starbucks for their experiments.