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  • Poo Power Coming to a home near you

    GENeco has teamed up with Bristol Energy make each Bristol resident a generator of clean, green gas that could heat your home.

    At GENeco’s site in Bristol, the sewage waste of a million people across the region is turned into biomethane, an environmentally friendly substitute for the fossil fuel natural gas. 

    Bristol Energy now offers this green gas to its customers, and is a true example of the circular economy in action.

    GENeco has committed to matching all the gas Bristol Energy’s green customers use with the same amount of biomethane that it injects into the national grid. These transactions are administered and audited via the Green Gas Certificates Scheme.

    Simon Proctor, Renewables and Origination Manager at Bristol Energy said: “People are much more aware of the simple changes we can make to tackle climate change, but for a long time green energy was seen as more expensive. Luckily, thanks to advances in technology, this is no longer the case. It’s amazing what science can do with your poo.”

    Mohammed Saddiq, Managing Director of GENeco, said: "By treating sewage and food that's unfit for human consumption, we're able to produce enough biomethane to provide a significant supply of gas to the national gas network.”

    "Biomethane is a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. Our plant provides carbon savings of around 30,000 tonnes CO2e per year and is a real success story for Bristol. Powering people's homes using waste from the local area is a real-life example of the circular economy in action."

    What can your poo do? Your individual flushes alone can’t heat your home. But they certainly all add up*: 

    • An average household’s weekly flushes would be enough to cook your weekend fry- up.
    • An average household’s fortnightly flushes would be enough to cook your roast dinner.
    • Annual flushes from every household in Bristol could fry 83,000,000 eggs