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  5. Council experiments with slurry fuel in new vehicles plan

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Cornwall Council is launching a new green plan to replace its whole fleet of 1,000 vehicles with ones powered by a renewable fuel source.

    A trial is involving six diary farms and a Cornish technology company making a new fuel from slurry - biomethane.

    If the scheme is successful, it could be rolled out to hundreds of small-scale farms across Cornwall, staff said.

    Al Hoare, who manages the fleet of council arms-length contractor company Cormac, said it replaced its vehicles every five years, so it would take some time to be carbon-neutral.

    But he added: "As more of these vehicles are produced, unit costs will come down, ultimately saving tax payers' money, as well as the obvious benefit in reduced carbon emissions and the positive effect that has on the environment."

    Cormac van