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FROM WASTE SUMP OILS O.C. SYDNEY, July 18. High octane petrol, which is no longer available for civilians in Australia from imported stocks, is reported to be under production from waste sump oils by Mr. B. D. Reynolds, a returned soldier of the last I war and former architect. ! Sump oil is drawn from a tank, heated, and the vapour passed through pipes, over big cylinders containing a secret catalyst or dissolver. This substance extracts the unnecessary carbons from it leaving a half pure petrol. The process has to be repeated of boiling the "halfway" petrol and repassing it over the catalyst (cleaned in the meantime of the extraneous carbons from the first process). The result is a water white petrol of high octane rating. Mr. Reynolds' plant is working 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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HIGH OCTANE PETROL, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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HIGH OCTANE PETROL Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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