Arthur Kay

Arthur Kay is an award-winning designer and entrepreneur, the founder and CEO of bio-bean, a clean technology company that recycles waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels. Arthur came up with the idea for bio-bean whilst studying architecture at The Bartlett, UCL, and in three years has raised millions in financing, built the world’s first coffee waste recycling factory and a team of thirty. He is a Fellow of W​IRED​, the RSA and IoD. In 2013, Shell named him ‘the UK’s most Innovative Entrepreneur,’ he was appointed as a ‘London Leader’ by Mayor Boris Johnson, in 2014 he became one of NESTA’s ‘New Radicals’ and was named ’25 under 25 most influential Londoners’ by the Evening Standard. He was named the youngest ever Guardian Sustainable Business Leader of the Year in 2015 and a Forbes '30 under 30' entrepreneur for 2016. Arthur speaks regularly about urban design, future cities and turning the challenges of urbanisation into opportunities.

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