Bri-stool turns toilet flushes to clean energy

This company uses sewage waste to power homes with green energy. Not just environmentally friendly, this technology also has positive economic side.


Image: Shutterstock Bristol Council’s energy company is using sewage waste from around a million of the city’s residents to generate green gas. Bristol Energy says this biomethane is a sustainable and virtually carbon neutral substitute for the fossil fuel natural gas commonly used to provide heating and cooking fuel. The waste is processed at local recycling and renewable energy facility GENeco, which treats around 75,000,000 cubic metres of sewage every year, creating enough methane to power 8,300 homes. Shortly after arriving at the treatment site, the liquid is treated and turned into sludge, which subsequently goes through anaerobic digestion, […]

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