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A trash-fueled ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean to hit the road

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The retrofitted DeLorean DMC-12 at the 'Back to the Future' 25th anniversary in October 2010 in New York City.Photograph by Charles Eshelman — FilmMagic/Getty Images

Oct. 21, 2015, doesn’t seem like a date of any particular significance now. But in 1985, when the first film of the Back to the Future came to the big screen, the year 2015 seemed like a point in time so far away, that it merited a trip on the fictional mad scientist Doc Brown’s trash-fueled car/time machine. Today, it is know as “Back to the Future Day.”

Now, Oct. 21, 2015, is just around the corner. To mark the occasion, NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan has teamed up with Jeplan, a Japanese recycling technology firm, to drive a trash-fueled car through the streets of Tokyo, reports Quartz.

Unlike the DeLorean from the movie, this car won’t be able to time travel, but it will be powered by recycled materials—specifically bioethanol produced from cotton fiber. Not as fun as the banana peels that were used in the movie.

The car will also have its own version of the “Mr. Fusion” device, through which the recyclable materials will be fed, but it will not have a flux capacitor, which movie fans will recall is what makes time travel possible.