• We are a team of MBA and Engineering students from University of Toronto, who are devoted to restoring rights and dignity of 10 million refugees across the world through an everyday refuse we produce - coffee grounds!

  • Our Product

    Over 80% of African refugees rely on firewood to cook their food. We are building Moto, an alternative fuel log made from used coffee grounds, wax and sugar, to sustainably reduce the number of firewood trips that African refugees need to make while improving their quality of life.

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    Don't be afraid to reach out. Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions!

  • Get Involved

    Help us in restoring the rights and dignity of refugees in Canada and across the world!

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    We are looking to company partnerships in every aspect of our business - sourcing, production, logistics, etc.

     

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    Individuals

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    If you are an individual interested in refugee issues or clean energy, we're looking for advisers or volunteers.

     

  • Media

    Moto's latest news, press releases, events, videos and more

    By: Fairchild TV on ​Wed FEB 15, 2017

    A group of University of Toronto students came up with a innovative approach to solve firewood issues in the African refugee camps by using coffee grounds, wax and sugar.

    By: Morgan Shoaff Upworthy on ​MON Feb 6, 2017

    Students from the University of Toronto are using coffee grounds to create an alternative to firewood for women and children in refugee camps.Those coffee grounds you had from last week = a burnable log that helps kids? Yes. It's called Moto.

    By Devanshi Adhvaryu The Medium on MON Jan 30, 2017

    Teams of students with an interest in social entrepreneurship gathered at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on December 3 to participate in the quarterfinal qualifying round for the Hult Prize.

     

    By: Lakshine Sathiyanathan CBC News on SUN Jan 22, 2017

    The remnants of your morning cup of coffee could be a lifeline for refugees living in camps in sub-Saharan Africa. A group of University of Toronto students has created Moto, an alternative to firewood made from recycled coffee grounds.

    By: CTV News Channel on ​Fri Jan 13, 2017

    Some University of Toronto students are recycling to help refugees. Students from the school's business and engineering programs have created 'Moto.' It is a company that makes fuel logs from used coffee grounds and acts as a substitute for firewood. This is in an effort to help women and children in refugee camps.

    By: Gilbert Ngabo Metro Published on Thu Jan 12, 2017​

    “Thousands of women and children from refugee camps in Africa spend hours and hours collecting firewood.” Students from the business and engineering programs have partnered to build Moto, a fuel log made from used coffee grounds, wax and sugar that acts as substitute for firewood.

    By: Grace Wei The Huffington Post ​Contributor on Sat Dec 17, 2016

    For the 15 million refugees in Africa, firewood is the source of 80% of energy used for cooking. “We keyed in on that shocking statistic about firewood collection and sexual assault and decided to target cooking fuel as a way of combating gender based violence.”

    By: Rotman School of Management Media Centre on ​Wed Dec 14, 2016

    Teams of students with an interest in social entrepreneurship gathered at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on December 3 to participate in the quarterfinal qualifying round for the Hult Prize.