East Midlands Pioneers BioMethane Bus

East Midlands’ latest Cobus 3000 is powered by Gasrec-produced BioMethane, the first use of such technology at a UK airport. (East Midlands Airport/MAG)

East Midlands’ latest Cobus 3000 is powered by Gasrec-produced BioMethane, the first use of such technology at a UK airport. (East Midlands Airport/MAG)

East Midlands Airport is the first in the UK to introduce a BioMethane-powered bus.  The Cobus 3000 vehicle is used to transport passengers to and from remote aircraft parking stands and runs on methane recovered from landfill sites.  The technology has been pioneered by Gasrec, the UK’s first commercial producer of Liquid BioMethane.  The bus has been undergoing trials at the airport for a few weeks and is easily recognisable with the Gasrec logo and an environmental statement printed on the side of the vehicle.
By using ‘energy from waste’ the introduction of the bus will be another ‘offset’ for the airport to use in its plans to become carbon neutral by 2012.