Britain’s First ‘Poo Bus’ Hits the Road

Oh, the places your poo will go.

This Bio-Bus is fueled by poop.
This Bio-Bus is fueled by poop.
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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.

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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.