EcoBean is an innovative coffee
waste processor that converts spent coffee grounds (SCG) into five usable
fractions, including coffee oil, antioxidants, PLA, lignin, and protein
additives. As a tech company with a scientific background, we aim to reduce
coffee waste and minimize the environmental impact of the coffee industry. Our
origins from Warsaw University of Technology allow us to achieve the highest
level of SCG valorization and source the most advanced chemicals.
Coffee is a cherished morning tradition for many, but the
environmental impact of the coffee industry cannot be ignored. Coffee is the
fifth most CO2-intensive food product, emphasizing the significant carbon
footprint associated with its production.
To put this into perspective, approximately 2.5 billion cups of
coffee are consumed every day globally, which generates a staggering approx.
30,000 tonnes of coffee waste daily. Just in Europe, 9,000 tonnes of SCG are
wasted every day.
At EcoBean, we're committed to sustainability and environmental
responsibility. While we acknowledge that the coffee industry has a significant
carbon footprint, we also recognize the untapped potential of SCG. Rather than
seeing them as mere waste, we view them as a valuable resource that can be
transformed into advanced, sustainable chemicals that can be used in a
multitude of industries, including biodiesel additives, cosmetics, and the
production of biodegradable products such as cups, straws, pots, tiles, or
By upcycling SCG, we're not only reducing waste but also
contributing to a more sustainable future.
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regional newsEcoBean is proud to announce its qualification for the European Funds for Modern Economy (FENG) program, will support us with significant funding of up to €7 million for the construction of EcoBean Technology Center (ETC). This historic…