The bus is powered by Bio-Methane
which is created using human and food waste, meaning the bus uses no fossil fuels in the production of its fuel.
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The Wilton-based centre is leading a consortium including Newcastle University experts, which will explore producing bio-methane
from seaweed that can be fed into the National Grid.
Iveco Natural Power vehicles run on natural gas -- which is a heterogeneous mix of fossil gases, where methane (CH4) is an important component with a minimum content of 84 per cent) -- and bio-methane
-- methane from renewable sources produced from the bacterial fermentation of organic matter, mainly from municipal waste and decomposing biomass.
During 34 days of bio-methane
potential testing, 35% biodegradation of ECO-Squares[TM] is shown to occur in an anaerobic environment.
ViaSpace grows renewable Giant King Grass as a low-carbon fuel for clean electricity generation; for environmentally friendly energy pellets; and as a feedstock for bio-methane
production and for green cellulosic biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials.
The bio-refinery operates in the same way as the digestive systems of humans and mammals, by breaking down food waste to produce clean bio-methane
which is then burnt to produce electricity and heat.
In addition to renewable energy and digestate for agriculture, the Dagenham AD plant, which is due to be constructed later this year, will produce bio-methane
either for export to the Gas Grid or for commercial vehicles and buses.
The plant will convert waste matter to bio-methane
before compressing it into CNG form to be used as an automotive green fuel.
Many industries over the world have established plants to produce bio-methane
from the livestock manure.
It is hoped providing electric charging stops, hydrogen, compressed natural gas and bio-methane
filling points will help stimulate the market.
Wales has been designated a Low Carbon Economic Area (LCEA) for hydrogen and low-carbon fuel technologies such as natural gas and bio-methane