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Bath researchers claim coffee could make organic fuel

Waste coffee grinds could be used to make organic fuel. Credit: ITV News West Country

Waste coffee grinds could be used to make organic fuel. Research from the University of Bath shows that oil can be extracted from the grounds which can then be chemically transformed into biodiesel.

Researchers suggest the energy could be produced on a small scale by coffee shop chains to fuel vehicles used for deliveries. They estimate that a small coffee shop could produce around 2 litres of biodiesel a day.