Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Oslo on the Move via Methane

Ori sent me this link the other day about a pilot program in Oslo, Norway, to convert the city's fleet of buses from using petroleum to burning biomethane.
Derived from sewage, discarded food from restaurants, and cut grass, biomethane is cheaper to buy, reduces the amount of material processed in treatment plants, and also reduces the amount of carbon dioxide spewed into the city streets by the buses themselves.
I'm intrigued by this technology and can't wait to ride around the city on one of these when I get back to Norway someday!