Features Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | November 25, 2014 | 01:36 pm IST Ever wondered what use can human poop be put into? In isolation, poop in connection to anything may not sound a good idea, but it turns out human waste is not really a 'waste' after all.  Touted as the first bio-bus in the UK, the A4 service running from Bristol to Bath runs on human poop and food waste. The 40-seater bio-bus can travel up to 300 km on a single tank of gas, 'which takes the annual waste of around five people to produce', states GENeco's website. GENeco is the organisation that runs the sewage treatment plant producing the fuel for the bus.  ( Image source: GENeco Facebook Page ) Said to be a sustainable way of fueling public transport, the bio-bus runs on biomethane generated from the treated waste.  “Through treating sewage and food thats unfit for human consumption we're able to produce enough biomethane to provide a significant supply of gas to the national gas network that's capable of powering almost 8,500 homes as well as fuelling the Bio-Bus", GENeco general manager Mohammed Saddiq is quoted saying on the website.  ( Image source: GENeco Facebook Page ) Bio-bus reportedly emits thirty percent less carbon dioxide when compared to a diesel engine would, reports USA Today. Around 10,000 customers are expected to use the bio-bus service each month. People always ask - does the #BioBus smell? No, but it is powered by gas generated from sewage & food waste @WRAP_UK pic.twitter.com/DgIe8ws9Cp — GENeco (@ukgeneco) November 24, 2014 Watch this video by AJ+