Cars to run on household rubbish
5:00AM Monday July 28, 2008
By Angela Gregory
Some cars could be running on fuel from household waste in America and Europe within two years, and the technology could later become available around the world.
(Each tonne of dry waste could be converted into about 400 litres of ethanol.)
If so, waste including food scraps - rather than food sources - could provide an acceptable alternative to crop-based sources for biofuels.
Ineos, the world's third-largest chemical company, has announced it is aiming to produce commercial quantities of bioethanol fuel from biodegradable municipal waste
within two years.
The production network of the global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products spans 71 manufacturing facilities in 14 countries throughout the world.
Ineos Bio chief executive Peter Williams said new technology was developed in Arkansas
and would produce bioethanol in huge quantities from municipal solid waste
, green waste, animal waste and agricultural residues. -