Fergus Moore
Fergus Moore

Scottish coffee waste entrepreneur runner-up in global Shell awards

Scottish entrepreneur, Fergus Moore, has been awarded $10,000 for winning a Shell global innovation prize.

The Glasgow-based entrepreneur has won the award for his pioneering business – Revive Eco – which transforms coffee waste into biofuels.

Established in 2015, Revive transforms coffee ground waste from Scottish coffee shops into fertilisers and biomass pellets that can be used as a low-carbon option to heat homes and businesses.

Fergus has been awarded one of the top prizes in the 2017 Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators global competition – a worldwide competition open to the alumni of Shell LiveWIRE.

Fergus was runner-up to Carlton Cummins, a battery waste entrepreneur from London, who business – Aceleron – reuses regular lithium batteries that have run out, and use them as storage for renewable energy, stopping thousands of batteries from going to landfill each year.

Shortlisted businesses were judged by an international panel of business leaders, Chaired by Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice President of New Energies at Shell. The panel included Maytha Al Habsi, Deputy CEO at Emirates Foundation; Esther Wang, previous winner and Founder of Joytingle; Lindalia Junqueira Reis, CEO at Ions Innovation Consulting; and, Gwen Abiola-Oloke, Investment Director of Western Africa at GroFin.