Sheffield council backs biogas

In a bid to encourage renewable transport fuel, Sheffield City Council is set to introduce a number of biogas-powered vans to the UK-based city’s streets.

The fleet of six vehicles will run on biogas extracted from the treatment of raw sewage as part of a trial looking at a variety of green alternatives for motorists. The biogas is being supplied by Kelda Water and its sister company Yorkshire Water.

‘This technology is still new to the UK and has been shown to have considerable potential to power cars,’ a spokesperson for Kelda Water said. ‘By working in partnership with Sheffield City Council we hope to show that we can successfully convert waste into a sustainable fuel source for vehicles, which will help to reduce carbon emissions.’

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