COPENHAGEN, Denmark –The Miljøstyrelsen (Danish Environmental Protection Agency), through their Miljøteknologisk Udviklings- og Demonstrationsprogram [MUDP] program has decided to grant DKK 2.2 million for a DKK 3.9 million research and development project by Kaffe Bueno and Dansk Teknologisk Institute [DTI].
The project name is: INFUSE: cIrkulær gEnanvendelse aF kaffegrUms Som Ingredienser til industriel brug. And it will be carried out by Kaffe Bueno and DTI from January 2020 to January 2021.
The project’s objective is aligned with Kaffe Bueno’s long-term innovation strategy, consisting of unlocking coffee’s health and commercial potential. DTI’s capabilities and technologies combined with Kaffe Bueno’s knowledge and vision is the success recipe for this project that aims to accelerate the development of health-promoting ingredients derived from spent coffee grounds [SCG], as well as putting Denmark at the forefront of the circular economy movement.
MUDP has granted the joint partnership a grant for DKK 2.2 million, and the remaining DKK 1.7 million will be co-financed by Kaffe Bueno and DTI.
We cannot disclose much more about the project right now, but we can tell you that when successful, we will be one step closer to our vision – coffee will be stopped being seen as just your caffeine fix, and instead, it will be seen as an innovative and sustainable source of health-promoting compounds that can be used to fight diseases that affect the health of millions of people worldwide. All of this derived from what was once believed to be “waste”.
This is not the first time Kaffe Bueno works with DTI. Back in 2017, they carried out a successful Innobooster Project (project granted by Innovationsfonden (Danish Innovation Fund)) that aimed to optimise the oil extraction process from SCG. Read more here.