Bus powered by cow poo breaks speed record

  • 20 May 2015
Reading gas-powered bus attempts record

A bus powered by cow poo has set a new land speed record for a regular bus after reaching speeds of almost 77mph.

The bus runs on fuel which is made from animal waste which is broken down in a special process called anaerobic digestion.

The gas produced from this process is then turned into a liquid and is stored in seven tanks fixed inside the roof of the bus.

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The bus has been painted black and white like a Friesian cow and is called the "Bus Hound".

When the bus isn't setting new land speed records it can be seen carrying passengers around Reading city centre.

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