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9 Nov, 2019 18:00

Powered by poop: UK ‘pub’ takes recycling to extremes with excrement-based energy supply (VIDEO)

Powered by poop: UK ‘pub’ takes recycling to extremes with excrement-based energy supply (VIDEO)

In what can only be described as an extreme case of recycling, a temporary pub dubbed 'Number Two Tavern' has been launched in Leeds, England which sources its electricity and heating from human poop.

The poo-powered pub has been up and running since Thursday, and was set up by Yorkshire Water as a bid to encourage people to talk more about climate change and renewable energy solutions.

The poop is processed at a nearby treatment facility where it’s converted into a biogas that can be used to generate heat and electricity for the premises. The project is particularly good news for environmentalists who are also teetotallers; the pub doesn’t serve any alcohol, only water.


The aim is to “help engage customers in a light-hearted way” about the impact of the climate emergency, Yorkshire Water’s head of sustainability Gordon Rogers told Ruptly. 

“We’re really proud of our poo-power,” said Rogers, adding that he’d ideally like to see the project taken on tour around Yorkshire to reach even more people.

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