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Daily Archives: June 22, 2017

Business & Politics

Canfor Sponsors Students to Participate in Innovation Event

By Don Kayne
Canfor Blog
June 15, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

For the second time, Canfor is delighted to partner with Schweighofer in support of global innovation in forestry. Canfor is sponsoring nine students from universities across Canada and the United States to attend the prestigious bi-annual Schweighofer Prize ceremony and participate in the student innovation workshop conference, with Canfor as a co-sponsor. With this opportunity, the students will have the opportunity to share their breakthrough research, meet innovative industry leaders and participate in international networking. Both events will take place in Vienna, Austria next week. 

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Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy

Coffee, the fuel of the future?

By Riana Soobadoo
Dispatch Weekly
June 22, 2017
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

In a couple of weeks, the city of London could be seeing the first ever red bus powered by coffee. This incredible achievement, which is sure to make more than one head turn, will be the result of BioBean, a start-up which is gathering waste from coffee chains and converting it into liquid fuel. BioBean is the first company to use a patented biochemical method to extract oil from coffee grounds, which, through hexane extraction, evaporates the waste grounds. The process transforms around 15 to 20% of the waste into oil. BioBean founder, Arthur Kay, founded the company under the mantra: “there is no such thing as waste, just resources in the wrong place”. True to their beliefs, BioBean does not throw away their by-products. Instead, it uses the remaining mass left over after the hexane extraction, to create bio-mass pellets, which can be burnt as fuel in wood burners and are currently available to buy.

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