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Biogas buses on the road in UK

The public in both Suffolk and Norfolk, UK can now be ferried on a specially created bus route via the power of biogas.

Anglian Bus, a division of the Go Ahead Group, is operating the fleet of 13 renewable energy powered single-deck buses, brought for a cost of £624,000 (€772,500), via new routes between Lowestoft and Norwich. Part of the UK government’s £3 million Green Bus Fund helped bring the project to fruition.

‘We are proud to say that we are the first company in the UK to implement carbon neutral gas buses onto our services as part of our strategy to drive energy further,’ Anglian Bus MD Andrew Pursey was quoted as saying. ‘By being on this bus the public is helping to reduce Norfolk and Suffolk’s carbon footprint.’

Six of the fleet are already out working with the remainder due online in early 2013.