Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Bristol Energy takes the alternative approach

What is Bristol Energy?
Bristol Energy is a supplier founded by Bristol Council in 2015. It describes itself as 'a force for social good' and looks to deliver energy on a not for profit basis. The company focuses on using renewable energy to bring lower prices to consumers than the Big Six.

Bristol Energy has hit the headlines this week due to an alternative take on environmentally producing energy in the UK.

The new scheme aims to use actual human bodily waste to create a substance known as biomethane. This is a gas that is a clean alternative to fossil fuels, and therefore more environmentally friendly.

Working in collaboration with GENeco, the organisation will turn poo from the local residents into energy. Furthermore, any profits from the alternative service will be reinvested into the community.

The science behind it works as follows:
  • GENeco turns the waste into a sludgy substance
  • The sludge goes through anaerobic digestion
  • This process creates a biogas
  • Biogas is then cleaned and transformed
  • The new substance is the same composition as natural gas (98% methane)
This innovative project will also look to use waste food products in a similar way. Want to find out more about how the project works? Click here to watch the video and find out more.

Interested to find out if a scheme like this can save money on your business energy bills? Contact Energy Advice Line today by calling 0800 915 1800 to get a free, no obligation quote and see how much you could save.