Gallery: Toronto Rolls Out Biogas-Capable Garbage Trucks

 

The Canadian city of Toronto has unveiled a garbage truck that is capable of being fueled by biogas created by the waste it collects. The new model of garbage truck is the latest addition to the city’s green fleet, which aims to reduce the Toronto’s fuel consumption and protect the air quality.

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  1. Harvard Engineering Tea... December 2, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    […] Biogas is rapidly becoming a popular source of renewable energy, and now a team at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is investigating a method to use methane in laptop fuel cells and batteries. While methane is technically a fossil fuel (as a component of natural gas), it is also created during the break-down of biomass. With that in mind, the Harvard team are investigating a method to create fuel cells that are not only powered using renewable sources, but also don’t use expensive materials such as platinum. […]

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