Just found this on a site here in australia, good to see Holden taking alead with this here, no doubt the work betweeen GM and Coskata is goin well enough for them to look at a plant here in Aus. Full article at link.
A major investment in ethanol fuel production in Australia and a range of greener vehicles underpin Holden's bid for a greater share of the eco-friendly motoring market from early next year.
Managing director Mark Reuss says Holden is in talks with American firm Coskata to establish Australia's first plant to produce cellulosic ethanol, made from non-edible plant material, for use in motor fuels.
By 2010, Holden will also produce locally-built cars that can run on E85 fuel - fuel made up of 85 per cent ethanol - in an effort to encourage widespread use of ethanol-rich fuel in Australia.
E10 fuel - with 10 per cent ethanol - is widely available in Australia and is compatible with a range of modern vehicles.
The fuel would be cheaper, largely renewable and would reduce carbon dioxide emissions, Mr Reuss said.
Little start-up investment would be needed to sell commercially, he said.
"We have always said we would take a leadership position on ethanol and we're going to provide the vehicles to do that," he told a dinner in Melbourne on Thursday.
"We already have Saab bio-powered E85 vehicles on the market but there is obviously greater market pressure required to stimulate infrastructure, fuel production and policy in Australia."
Holden will modify fuel systems and recalibrate engines in its cars to run on E85 fuel and will develop cars powered by other alternative fuels, Mr Reuss said.