First Bus Powered By Local People (Human Waste, Actually)
The 40-seater Bio-Bus powered on gas from human and food waste, produces fewer emissions than diesel.
From Thursday, November 20 the bus will run a shuttle service between Bath and Bristol airport.The gas is produced at Bristol sewage works, which is run by GENeco. Mohammed Saddiq,manager, has an interesting point of view.
“Bio-Bus is actually powered by local people.”
The gas is generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste that is unfit for human consumption.
Engineers state it could provide a sustainable fuelling of the public transport while significantly improving urban air quality. The company became the first in the UK to use gas generated from waste into the national gas grid network.
“Gas-powered vehicles have an important role to play in improving air quality in UK cities, but the Bio-Bus goes further than that and is actually powered by people living in the local area, including quite possibly those on the bus itself.”
The Bio-Bus can travel up to 186 miles on a full tank that takes the annual waste of five people to produce (if that’s what they would call it).