Tata Motors has unveiled the first biomethane bus in India.
It has developed three models, with one already rolled out in the city of Pune.
The compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles are expected to reduce emissions and contribute to a greener environment.
The automotive giant said the use of bio-CNG will support the nation’s Smart Cities plan of keeping them clean and is a “good option for wet garbage management”.
Rajendra Petkar, Head of Power System, Engineering said: “The showcase of the biomethane bus is a step towards developing environment friendly vehicles.
“Biomethane is produced out of bio-degradable materials like kitchen waste. This gas, which gets produced out of natural degradation process, escapes into the atmosphere unused. If this is trapped and used in engines, it reduces the net impact on environment and at the same time produces useful power.”