This poo-powered bus runs on the regular as long as you do

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A bus that runs on gas made from feces and food scraps makes its maiden voyage today. Bath Bus Company’s new crapmobile delivers passengers along the No. 2 line between Bath and Bristol Airport.

Here’s The Guardian, on what it calls the U.K.’s first poo bus:

Engineers believe the bus could provide a sustainable way of fuelling public transport while improving urban air quality.

Hold up. Burning turds and rotting foodstuffs will improve air quality in cities?

The 40-seat “Bio-Bus” runs on biomethane gas, generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste. It can travel up to 186 miles on one tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of around five people to produce.

OK, so they’re not filling up the tank with actual turds. 

The gas is generated at Bristol sewage treatment works, run by GENeco, a subsidiary of Wessex Water. It produces fewer emissions than traditional diesel engines and is both…

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