EcoBean will support the coffee industry in Moldova by conducting a “Feasibility Study on Closing the Coffee Circulation in Moldova” with Tucano, our local partner. The joint initiative is implemented by UNDP IRH under the Polish Challenge Fund: Innovative Solution for the SDGs, with financial support from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
2 700 tons of coffee waste is generated in Moldova every year, 540 tons in Chisinau only. The majority of this waste ends up in landfills adding up to greenhouse gases emissions. The main goal of the project is to solve the problem of growing amounts of coffee waste polluting the environment, significantly reduce CO2 footprint and convert coffee waste into bio-products delivering our clients a CSR input.
EcoBean solution meets coffee industry needs and at the same time carries out its environmental mission. Every business operation requires waste management activities which are cost and time consuming. EcoBean addresses customer expectations by offering a highly effective and feasible logistic process for dispersed biomass collection. Then, in one technological process, 4 raw materials are extracted from coffee waste hence reducing costs, waste generation and CO2 emissions.
The solution provided within the Polish Challenge Fund project and as a partnership with Tucano will conduct four main working blocks: research for project partners in Moldova, designing dedicated solution for our main partner, proof of concept and feasibility study. The outcome of this project is
a plan for scaling-up and industrialized implementation of the EcoBean solution in Moldova.
The initiative is compliant with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy and Sustainable Cities and Communities.
This project is financed by the Polish Challenge Fund, an effective driver of innovation and change in the region.
If you are interested in initiative or the Polish Challenge Fund, please use the following contacts:
UNDP – Polish Challenge Fund: Magdalena Kudlicka, firstname.lastname@example.org
EcoBean Sp. z o.o.: Joanna Manikowska, email@example.com
Tucano Coffee S.R.L.: Emilia Felcher, firstname.lastname@example.org
The project “Feasibility study to close the coffee loop for Moldova” is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the Polish Challenge Fund, with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.