Wednesday, 20 May 2015

When we talk about renewable and 'clean' sources of energy, we generally think of solar panels and wind turbines. Some people, however, have other ideas about renewable sources of energy; poo!
The UK's first 'poo bus' hit the road last September and is powered entirely by human and food waste. The actual fuel for the bus is the biomethane gas produced by the poo. One tank of this allows the bus to travel up to 186 miles!
Poo Bus
Recently, a poo-powered bus from Reading has been in the news following setting a new land speed record for buses, reaching 77mph at the Millbrook Circuit in Bedford. This is a huge step for poo-powered vehicles and will hopefully influence an increase in poo-powered buses and cars. Who knows? In a few years we could all be driving poo-powered cars to the cinema to see Vin Diesel's new blockbuster film - The Fast and The Faeces!
Mohammed Saddiq, general manager of GENeco (the company behind the poo-powered bus), said:
“Through treating sewage and food that’s 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.”
Poo-power isn't just limited to vehicles though; GENeco also became the first company to inject gas generated from human and food waste into the national grid last November, showing that one day it is possible for our country to be powered by poo!
Bristol sewage treatment works processes around 75,000,000^3 of sewage waste and 35,000 tons of food waste each year. A total of 17,000,000^3 of biomethane is generated each year at the plant through a process known as anaerobic digestion, this is enough to fulfil the power needs of 8,300 average UK homes!
Some people are already powering their homes by poo and following the recent media coverage of poo-powered vehicles more people will hopefully jump on board with the concept of poo-power and join the campaign to make poo-power mainstream!


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