Reading Bus Company's Story
These super environmentally friendly bio-gas buses will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 84% compared to an equivalent brand-new diesel double-decker bus. This is almost carbon-neutral as they're using feedstock and carbon which would otherwise go to waste and be released directly into the atmosphere. Where this waste would biodegrade naturally and be released as methane, the impact on climate change would be much greater than by simply burning the gas to release CO2.
Reading Bus Company purchase gas through the Gas Bus Alliance which sells “virtual” bio-methane produced from renewable resources, including cow poo! The Gas Bus Alliance will remotely inject an energy equivalent volume of bio-natural gas into the National Grid network to balance the gas taken directly from the mains and compressed by Reading Buses. In the future, they are also looking to have electric buses too!
Useful Learnings from Reading Bus Company
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