Monday, 23 March 2015

NUMBER 2s FOR THE 'POO BUS'



The UK’s first ‘poo bus’ goes into regular service on Service 2 in Bristol on 25th March, with First West of England. Running four days a week, First West of England will be able to assess how well the ADL Enviro300-bodied Scania – powered by biomethane gas, generated from human excrement – copes with the demand of a city-wide operation, and how the general public react to it. 
If successful, the operator will look to operate more bio-buses in the future. Refuelling takes place at GENeco’s plant in Avonmouth, where the renewable energy company turns sewage and food waste into biomethane. 
The bus was previously operated on a four-week trial by Bath Bus Company. It was officially launched in Bristol city centre on Tuesday 17th March. James Freeman, Managing Director of First West of England, says: “Since its original unveiling last year, the Bio-Bus has generated worldwide attention and so it’s our great privilege to bring it to the city, to operate – quite rightly – on Service 2.”


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