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First bio-fuel powered bus became operational in UK

Dec 1, 2014 11:11 IST

Bus powered entirely by human and food waste became operational in United Kingdom. This is the first bio-waste powered bus in UK. Initially its service has started between Bristol and Bath.

Engineers expect that the bus service will help in cutting emissions in polluted towns and cities by providing a sustainable way of fuelling public transport.

The 40-seater Bio-Bus runs on gas that is generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste that’s unfit for human consumption, helps to improve urban air quality as it produces fewer emissions than traditional diesel engines.


This bus that runs on the waste products, which are renewable and sustainable, can travel up to 300 kilometers on a full tank of gas. This bio-gas is generated at Bristol sewage treatment works, a plant run by the company GENeco.

Comment
: The use of bio-fuel created by treating the sewage and food to create bio-methane can be beneficial for the world as it will help reduce dependability on traditional fossil fuels and providing a sustainable fuel.

 

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