The second instalment of Crowd DNA’s series on exciting and innovating businesses investigates bio-bean, a London-based clean technology company turning waste coffee grounds into energy…

Keeping Company is Crowd DNA’s short film series in which we search the world for inspiration from innovative, disruptive, culturally switched on and just plain unusual businesses.

This episode we chat to Arthur Kay, founder and CEO of bio-bean – the world’s first company to process waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels on an industrial scale. In just two years, bio-bean has raised several-million pounds in financing and grown to a team of 25 people.

Based in London, with an industrial factory in Cambridgeshire, the company processes 50,000 tonnes of waste per year – equivalent to one in every ten cups of coffee consumed in the UK. Outputs include biodiesel, biomass pellets, and briquettes.