Australian-made ethanol-capable vehicles all exported

Even though Holden (the Australian division of GM) made over 800 vehicles last year that can run on E24, none of them are being used in Australia. A company spokesperson said there simply isn't enough ethanol being produced in country to sell the cars, the popular Commodore, domestically.

"Because of the volumes of ethanol available in Australia at this stage there is no realistic scenario of having greater than E10," she told The Australian newspaper. "We fully support E10 but nothing more than that. It just doesn't make sense in the local environment." The executive director of Renewable Fuels Australia said ethanol in the country would continue to expand and customer demand will increase as gasoline prices continue to inch upwards.


[Source: The Australian]

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