The idea behind Pectcof became clear in an innovation course in Wageningen University in March 2011. In this course Andres, Andrea and Rudi came together for the first time, to talk about a biorefinery concept for industrial coffee waste. Industrial coffee waste is being generated when the coffee cherry is separated in beans and pulp (waste). The idea of Pectcof is to transform this waste into valuable bio compounds such as food ingredients, biochemical’s and second generation bio-fuels. Pectcof technology uses a biorefinery concept with green chemistry and state of the art biotechnology to do so