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Vehicles made from pineapples and bananas could take to the streets in less than two years, according to researchers in Brazil. Banana nanofiber body panels and pineapple-reinforced engine parts will be the wave of the future, says the scientists.

We have already covered different methods of obtaining methane by fermenting (or better, digesting) some kind of vegetable. But we haven't yet gotten to banana waste. Growcom, one of Australia's leading horticulture organisations is going from the prototype stage to a commercial plant that transforms banana waste into biomethane, which then will be used in vehicles powered by natural gas.