These coffee grounds are predicting a cleaner future

Veolia engineers developed a combustion system unlike any other in the world to generate the steam required to produce coffee.
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These coffee grounds are predicting a cleaner future

Veolia engineers developed a combustion system unlike any other in the world to generate the steam required to produce coffee.

Coffee is also an energy source

In the Dutch town of Joure, global coffee heavyweight Douwe Egberts Master Blenders (DEMB) consumes a lot of energy each day to generate the steam required to produce instant coffee and coffee liqueurs.

How could DEMB generate this steam while reducing its energy bill and emitting the least amount of CO2 possible?   Veolia engineers set out to meet this challenge by developing a combustion system unlike any other in the world, in which the spent coffee grounds from the production process are burned to generate the steam needed to operate the plant. The system has enabled the plant to reduce its CO2 emissions by 70%.

Coffee grounds are used as fuel to reduce natural gas use.

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