England has introduced a new city bus that runs entirely on biomethane gas, or in other words, inedible food and human waste. The BioBus or more commonly the ‘poo bus’ is the first of its kind in the UK.
The bus travels a 15 mile route and uses waste from 32,000 households which have been stored at a site in Avonmouth that turns this foul-smelling rubbish into something useful. It operates four days a week on Service 2 (no pun intended). This BioBus can get 186 miles on one tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of approximately five people to produce.
Back in 2012, the company produced the ‘poo car’ in a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle, as its first attempt at converting human waste into sustainable energy.