Bristol and Bath lose out in bid for low emission poo buses

First Bus and Wessex in combination with local biogas bus pioneer Geneco have lost out in a bid to get government funding for 130 biogas buses powered by human waste from Wessex Water’s Avonmouth sewage treatment plant. They were unsuccessful in their bid for funding to the government’s £30million low emission bus scheme for 2016 to 2019. they lost out to 13 other cities who will now receive funding for hydrogen, battery, biomethane and hybrid powered buses.

It looks as though the biomethane produced by the sewage works will not be wasted and will be pumped into the national grid.

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