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Tim Hortons Cups Turned into Biofuel

July 06, 2010

Researchers at the University of Manitoba have come up with a way to turn discarded paper cups into ethanol.

According to a CBC report, Tim Hortons cups, as well as other paper products, can be harvested for its biomass. The cups are shredded and made into a mulch, from which an added bacteria can digest the material, producing ethanol and hydrogen, both of which can be used as fuel.

In early studies, it takes approximately 100 Tim Horton's cups to produce 1.3 litres of ethanol.

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