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The bus is powered by human waste

23/11/2014 08:18 |  Comments: 

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Our heavyweight champion, Balázs, or better known as Assur on the premises is the news writer of the mother site, totalcar.hu. Oh yes, he’s an automotive engineer too. They say there isn’t a data that has ever escaped his mind, all we know is that he can drop into any conversation about any car that was made after the war, and he’ll be able to add a ton of details you won’t ever be able to find in books. He has been thinking of selling his longserving Volvo for years, so he always has some used car adverts open on his computer, just in case. Has a wife and two (almost grown-up) children.

No beating around the bush here. It’s pretty obvious what drives the Bio-Bus.

The 40 seat Bio-Bus shuttling between Bath city centre and Bristol Airport is powered entirely by biomethane gas sourced from human and food waste, generated at Bristol sewage treatment works in Avonmouth, run by GENeco, a subsidiary of Wessex Water. The bus which emits up to 30% less carbon dioxide than conventional diesel vehicles can travel up to 186 miles on a full tank of gas.

This is of course not the first attempt at running a waste-powered bus service. One has been tested on the roads of Budapest, although its design wasn’t this straight-forward; instead of drawings of people sitting on the loo, ours was decorated by a flowery meadow.

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