Did you know that a year’s worth of your poop can power a bus for 37 miles?
That’s what Mohammed Saddiq told CNN. And he should know. His company, GENeco, runs the sewage treatment facility that provides the fuel for Britain’s new Bio-Bus, dubbed a “poo bus” by some. The bus, powered by human and household waste, goes into service March 25.
The 40-seat bus runs on biomethane gas generated through the treatment of sewage. The bus can travel up to 186 miles on a full tank and produces 30 percent fewer emissions than diesel-powered buses, reports CNN. It will use waste from more than 32,000 households to transport 10,000 passengers a month on a 15-mile route between Bristol and Bath.
And, fittingly, the bus will operate on Service 2.
Twitter is alive with jokes about the poo-mobile this month, of course:
And folks who are both pro-poo and anti-poo are expressing their feelings:
Would you like to see a poo bus in Boston? And, before you answer, your ride will be odorless, assured Saddiq, since the impurities are removed.