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 From plate to engine: French city powers buses with food scraps
Agence France-Presse/Yahoo!News, UK, September 19, 2007

"LILLE, France (AFP) - The French city of Lille is to power a 100-strong
bus fleet using biogas fuel made from organic household waste, thanks to
a pioneering recycling plant unveiled on Wednesday.

In a project unique in Europe, the plant will supply the northern city
with four million cubic metres of eco-friendly biogas per year -- enough
to power 100 buses -- produced from food scraps, weeds, flowers and
grass clippings.

A 150-strong bus depot has been built next to Lille's Centre for Organic
Recovery, to provide a direct fuel supply."

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/afp/20070919/tod-france-environment-transport-offbeat-7f81b96_1.html

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