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Old 12-19-2008, 10:21 PM   #1
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Fuel from Coffee

Yep.
Someone noticed that coffee grounds are about 15% oils. Now they are building a test facility.
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Good plan, a good amount of the bulk of our organics waste container ends up being coffee grounds. I dunno if it's as worth collecting from homes as it is from like starbucks, but seems like a good source.

I wouldn't be surprised if after processing and drying, the grounds could be used in a large industrial diesel like coal dust is. It'd probably help run the oil presses at least.

I wonder if actually the oils are necessary in the product before consumption. I'd heard somewhere that it's the oils that make the coffee taste bitter if you steep it too long. So if oils could be collected out of the coffee first that might be a good thing.
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:00 AM   #3
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http://caferacercrew.com/ this truck runs on used coffee grounds. It will probably take more energy to get the oil out of the coffee than you get from the oil. this truck uses old grounds as they are.
I have just attached a wood gasifier to my truck and run it with my construction scraps. there are many more options out there than people think.
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I have just attached a wood gasifier to my truck and run it with my construction scraps. there are many more options out there than people think.


More info please? I saw a gasifier used on Coolfuel Roadtrip once, they dumped anything and everything in it, twas very cool.
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wow... how long will it be until we can run cars off our own refuse? either way i am very interested in where this goes
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More info please? I saw a gasifier used on Coolfuel Roadtrip once, they dumped anything and everything in it, twas very cool.
Wasn't it a multi-fuel type hummer limo? The way they were stuffing old food into the thing you'd swear it was a "back to the future" car
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Wasn't it a multi-fuel type hummer limo? The way they were stuffing old food into the thing you'd swear it was a "back to the future" car
I think it was a motorhome, and the way they used it definitely resembled Mr. Fusion.

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it doesn't have to be a multi-fuel, i have a 97 dodge ram 1500 running on wood. any solid biomass fuel will work.
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