King Edward's School gets the bug
PUBLISHED: 15:10 18 February 2011 | UPDATED: 18:54 20 February 2013
The Eco group at King Edward's Senior School, Bath were delighted to welcome Sean Hill, Recycling Manager at Geneco, to talk to pupils about the Bio-Bug, a car that runs on methane gas.
The Eco group at King Edwards Senior School, Bathwere delighted to welcome Sean Hill, Recycling Manager at Geneco, to talk to pupils about the Bio-Bug, a car that runs on methane gas, on Tuesday 15th February.
Seans fascinating talk to over sixty pupils explained how the Bio-Bug vehicle uses methane gas, generated during the sewage treatment process, to power the car. Waste water flushed from just 70 homes is sufficient to power the Bio-Bug for a year, based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles. Although powered by biogas the car performs just like a conventional car.
Geneco, a Wessex Water company, have been producing biogas from sewage sludge for many years, it is currently used to generate electricity. The Bio Bug shows how bio methane could also be used to fuel cars.
In Sweden, more than 11,500 vehicles already run on bio methane, produced from sewage plants, but it has yet to take off in the UK. With the launch of the Bio-Bug, Geneco, hopes to demonstrate how bio methane can be used as an alternative fuel for cars.