BATH, England –
This week GENeco became the first company in the UK to start injecting gas generated from food waste and sewage into the national gas grid network…. and at the same time installing a gas refueling plant for the bus.
GENeco general manager Mohammed Saddiq said:
“Through treating sewage and food thats unfit for human consumption we're able to produce enough biomethane to provide a significant supply of gas to the national gas network that's capable of powering almost 8,500 homes as well as fuelling the Bio-Bus.
“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.
“Using biomethane in this way not only provides a sustainable fuel, but also reduces our reliance on traditional fossil fuels.”
The sewage company says the vehicle can run up to 186 miles on one tank of fuel from human and food waste.
It takes the annual waste from about five people to create one tank of biomethane for the bus, officials said.
The Bath Bus Company Tours is running the Bio-Bus on the 20-mile A4 route between Bath, England, and the airport in Bristol, England.