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What buses have in common with household trash? Running on rubbish

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Household rubbish and animal waste are fuelling a new fleet of eco-friendly Stagecoach buses.
Recycled waste is being converted into biomethane fuel, which cuts the vehicles’ carbon emissions by up to 40% and helps reduce landfill.
Launched in Lincoln, in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council and the East Midlands Development Agency, the greener fleet consists of 11 specially adapted Optare Solo buses.
Stagecoach Group Chief Executive Sir Brian Souter said:

Waste is a big issue for every household and councils now face major taxes for landfill. This is an innovative way of taking something that’s a big problem for society and turning it into a fuel of the future. It means we can offer greener travel to our customers and cut our own carbon footprint.

Is it possible that in the near future all buses will be powered by fuel derived from waste? In my opinion, the vast majority of carriers will have to adapt to European Union regulations and not just the solution adopted by Stagecoach will be used. Already there are hybrid buses that run on biofuels as well as electricity. Do not forget about the fact for the best solution for the environment is to switch from private cars to public transport.

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