This bus, powered by bio-methane gas produced from human and food waste, will utilize waste from more than 32,000 households, and operate four-days-a-week on Service 2, stretching from Cribbs Causeway and run through the center to Stockwood – a 15-mile route. The bus can travel up to 300 kilometers on a full tank of gas, generated by the annual waste produced by about five people.
BioBus, Britain’s first bio-methane powered bus, which can set up to 40 people, will officially go into service on March 25th. Operated by First West of England, the bus will be filled up at a station in Avonmouth, Bristol, where sewage and food waste is converted into bio-methane.
First West’s Managing Director, James Freeman, said, “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. The very fact that it’s running in the city should help to open up a serious debate about how buses are best fueled, and what is good for the environment.”