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All aboard the number two! 'Bio-Bus' powered by human waste makes its maiden voyage


  
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Britain's first bus powered by human waste has taken to the streets.
The 40-seater 'Bio-Bus' is fuelled by biomethane gas, generated by the treatment of sewage and food waste at a processing plant in the south west.


And a single tank of the gas - produced using the typical annual waste of just five people - is enough to power the vehicle for 190 miles (305km).
Bosses said the groundbreaking vehicle will improve air quality, and proves that their is value in human faeces.
The gas is being produced at a Wessex Water sewerage plant, run by energy firm GENeco.
GENeco this week also became the first company to start delivering gas generated from human waste directly to 8,300 homes by the national grid.
The waste plant in Avonmouth, Bristol, treats 75 million cubic metres of sewage waste, and 35,000 tonnes of food waste, every year.
Using anaerobic digestion - the process of using bacteria to break down substances in the absence of oxygen - the plant is able to produce 17 million tonnes of biomethane a year.






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