Bristol’s poo-powered bus has been undergoing a few limited tests and now enters regular service
Remember Genceo’s poo bus which was unveiled in November last year? Well after a few months of running back and forth between Bristol airport and the city of Bath it’s now time for the poo-powered transport to enter regular service, four days a week in Bristol.
In short, the poo bus as it’s being called, uses poo and food waste generated by 32,000 local households. Microorganisms break down the waste that’s gathered, which then produces biomethane which is then used to fuel the vehicle. In the end, the poo bus produces less emissions than traditional diesel-powered buses.
“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,” Geneco general manager Mohammed Saddiq told Gizmag.
So, if you want to get on board the poo bus, you can as it enters regular rotation on Service Route 2, four days a week. A damn sight more regular than the trip between Bristol and Bath.
To find out how much poo Bristol makes, check out Geneco’s infographic below: