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‘‘This technology can go any­where in the world. There are gov­ern­ments look­ing at Coskata technology as well.’’

The Vic­to­rian plant could even­tu­ally turn up to one mil­lion tonnes of house­hold, in­dus­trial and build­ing waste into 200 mil­lion litres of ethanol each year, for use in the E85 fuel be­ing rolled out across the coun­try with back­ing from Holden.

The Com­modore is al­ready E85 com­pat­i­ble and Holden is com­mit­ted to the fuel for all fu­ture mod­els.

‘‘We’re in a po­si­tion to now move to the next stage of the process, which is scal­ing up to a com­mer­cial de­sign and full-scale pro­cesses,’’ Fraw­ley says.

He fore­casts that ethanol-from-rub­bish plants have the po­ten­tial to even­tu­ally sup­ply half of the world’s trans­port fuel needs with­out any im­pact on food or land use.

Big mar­ket: some of the junk that can be used to pro­duce the new fuel with­out af­fect­ing food or land.

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