A pizza-powered bus will begin picking up passengers in the English city of Bristol next week. The First West of England bus will run on biogas produced from food waste.
And its green credentials are good news for the city, which like all others, needs innovative solutions to tackle air pollution.
“Its low emissions and biogas credentials are just what is needed in a city that is faced with air quality challenges and increased congestion. This biogas bus helps to improve local air quality as it produces fewer emissions than traditional diesel engines,” explained James Freeman, Managing Director of First West of England.
Its ‘greenhouse gas emissions are 84% cleaner than a Euro 5 Diesel on a well-to-wheel basis’ and it has an engine which is quieter than the buses currently on the road.
Bristol city councillor Mhairi Threlfall added: “I’m delighted to support the launch of the first double-decker bus using biogas here in Bristol. It’s a testament to our good partnership with First that we were chosen to be the first place in the UK to test this particular type of innovative bus technology.
“The future and health of Bristol depends on exploring low-emission technology and investments like this will help make real progress towards our air pollution targets.”
The service begins on 21 August.