An Australian startup has developed a carbon neutral carbon-free version of the iconic coffee mug.
The ‘titanium carbon-fiber’ mug has been designed to last up to 20 years and has been tested to be 100 per cent carbon neutral.
The company, called Titanium Carbon, has raised $3.3 million in a seed round led by the Australian Government.
It hopes to have a prototype in the marketplace in 2019.
Its carbon-neutral design is meant to reduce the amount of energy a drinker uses to heat the coffee, allowing for more energy in the cup.
It can be heated up to 500 degrees Celsius (1,000 degrees Fahrenheit), and is powered by an electric motor that uses solar energy.
The mug is also water-resistant and water-tight.
Its stainless steel construction has a low carbon footprint, and is made from aluminium alloy, and features a ceramic filter.
Its patented technology has been proven to eliminate water-related odours, and prevent carbon dioxide from entering the coffee itself.
“It is the most energy efficient carbon-containing product ever invented, and it is a true carbon neutral product,” CEO Dr Simon Wiggin told News.au.
“The carbon is removed from the coffee and it’s absorbed into the mug, it doesn’t leave the mug.”
Our carbon neutral mug is completely carbon neutral, there is no carbon from the mug.
“Dr Wiggen said the technology could be adapted to other products, including food and energy bars.”
This is the first time we’ve developed this technology, and we’re going to continue developing it,” he said.”
In the future, we will be able to put it into products like a vacuum cleaner, which would then remove carbon from those products.
“He said the company was also looking at the possibility of developing an alternative coffee drinker’s mug.
A coffee maker made with titanium carbon.
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