Poo-powered trucks – the best way to crack down on emissions?

Wessex Water claims converting each truck from diesel to biomethane is equivalent to removing more than 100 cars from the roads

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Wessex Water will be putting trucks powered by sewage and food waste on the road this summer to drive down emissions.

It claims converting each truck from diesel to biomethane is equivalent to removing more than 100 cars from the roads, with Bio-CNG fuel slashing emissions by up to 84%.

All Bio-CNG fuel used by the trucks comes from anaerobic digestion waste and sewage at the Bristol Bioresources and Renewable Energy Park.

Sean Hill, Director of Bioresources, commented: “This will make a huge difference to our carbon footprint and help improve the air quality of communities in our region, as well as improving operational efficiency and bringing cost benefits.

“Two vehicles have been purchased initially and we hope to eventually roll out the use of Bio-CNG across our entire biosolids fleet.”

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