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There’s a new British bus that’s powered by poo

The puns, the endless puns~


Rob Price

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 21, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 4:03 am CDT

We’re officially living in the future: Yesterday, the U.K. debuted a bus that is fuelled entirely by human feces and food waste.

The vehicle runs on biomethane gas—produced via the treatment of sewage, the BBC reports—and can manage a hearty 186 miles on one tank.

The 40-seater excrement-fueled automobile is doubly environmentally friendly: Not only does one person’s annual waste provide sufficient biomethane for 37 miles (a full tank is the equivalent of 5 people’s annual deposits), but it also emits around 30% less carbon dioxide compared to an equivalent diesel engine.

There’s just the one “Bio-Bus” for now, and is tasked with shuttling up to 10,000 passengers a month from Bristol Airport to Bath city centre. 

H/T Engadget | Photo via GENeco/Twitter | Remix by Rob Price

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*First Published: Nov 21, 2014, 7:11 am CST