Sewage turns smile even greener

SEWAGE TURNS SMILE EVEN GREENER The famous Pyramid at Stockport will be from today (9 July, 2002) run on power generated from sewage. The 120 ft high glass landmark, home of Internet bank smile, is now run on electricity produced from methane, a by-product of digested sewage. The green power comes from a plant in Bournemouth where the sewage is digested and the gas is used to produce electricity , which is delivered by Scottish and Southern Energy plc. The new source of power replaces the previous renewable energy generated by using gasses emitted from a landfill site, and is considerably greener. Bob Head, Chief Executive of smile said:" As part of The Co-operative Bank, smile is very proud of our record on renewable energy and it is great that we can now say that smile is run on poo. I would like to thank the people of Bournemouth for their efforts." 98 per cent of the electricity used by The Co-operative Bank comes from renewable energy. For example its head office in the centre of Manchester uses power generated by a turbine on the Manchester Ship Canal. Ends For further information contact: 9 July, 2002 Dave Smith/Paul Lawler The Co-operative Bank Press Office Tel: 0161 829 5397 Fax: 0161 839 4220 e-mail: ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download: