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Oslo Buses to Run on Sewage 68

Mike writes "Rather than let their sewage go to waste, the city of Oslo recently announced that it plans to cut carbon emissions by converting 80 public buses to run on biomethane generated from raw sewage. The city plans to adapt two sewage plans with the technology this September, and the new biogas buses will be quieter and will cut 44 tones of C02 per bus per year."


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Oslo Buses to Run on Sewage

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  • by QuantumG ( 50515 ) * <qg@biodome.org> on Thursday February 05, 2009 @02:53AM (#26734315) Homepage Journal

    I mean, if you're going to claim that something runs on X because you put Y into it and you get Y from X, then you might as well extend it back as far as possible.


  • Good! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by haeger ( 85819 ) on Thursday February 05, 2009 @03:28AM (#26734443)

    I just can't get why this isn't used more than it is. I don't understand why we need to base the whole worlds economy on a few countries in the middle east with a democratic defecit.

    Ethanol isn't bad but it does use land that could be used to produce food to grow fuel instead, which seems like a bit of a waste to me. Also the environmental benefits are questionable, I still believe this is better than oil, just not by much.

    But methane is something that we all produce. Humans and animals alike. And methane is a very potent greenhouse gas so setting it on fire is actually a net gain for the environment (according to some), and it can be produced locally.

    So it should be used more. It has a lot of benefits and very few drawbacks. Now if we could only get cars that would run on it properly and not those petrol-converted-dont-really-want-to-run-on-biomethane-but-will-do-so-for-20km-on-a-full-tank kind of cars.

  • Re:Original link (Score:3, Insightful)

    by ag0ny ( 59629 ) <javi@l[ ]ndeira.net ['ava' in gap]> on Thursday February 05, 2009 @04:25AM (#26734677) Homepage

    For now on, every time a Slashdot editor posts a link that isn't the original source of the story, I'll be posting the original link.

    So are you quitting your job in order to focus on this full-time?

    Thanks for your sacrifice!

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