The Wonders of Science: Britain’s Poo Bus

The Guardian reports that the “poo-bus” will soon go into service. This bio-fuel bus will be powered by human waste.

Britain’s first “poo bus”, which runs on human and household waste, goes into regular service this month. Powered by biomethane gas, the Bio-Bus will use waste from more than 32,000 households along its 15 mile route.

Operated by First West of England, the bus will fill up at a site in Avonmouth, Bristol, where sewage and inedible food waste is turned into biomethane gas.

The bus, which can seat up to 40 people, was unveiled last autumn. First is showing the bus in Bristol on Tuesday before it starts operating four days a week from 25 March.

Via the Guardian

This is good news. The world needs to come up with more sustainable energy sources.

We recently saw the poop water Bill Gates drank and now we got a bus whose fuel is something humans have been trying to get rid of for millenia.

There is no end to the wonders of science.

(I wonder, though, how a bus like this would be received in these parts)

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