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Old 11-11-2006, 12:06 PM
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Diesel from coal.

I picked up a copy of Diesel Power last night and read an article about coal gasification. Sounded interesting, but they didn't talk about the process at all.
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You should be able to get some info off the net, they were doing a small amount of that back in WW2.

I also know several groups here in WV are pushing to get a project off the ground since we have so much coal here.

I have been meaning to search out some info, but I have not alloted time for it yet.
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It's called the Fisher-tropsch method, and has been around since the Twenties. Hitler used it to fuel the Luftwaffa during WW-II.

For more info try here: http://www.ultracleanfuels.com/articles/patriot-news_080405.htm

or here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fischer-Tropsch_process

or here: http://www.inl.gov/scienceandtechnology/alternativefuels/

For more just google Fisher-tropsch for about 18,000 more hits!


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Even more promising and environmentally friendly is Diesel made from methane. We have a proven 200 year supply of gas and find more almost daily.
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The tech sector reported last year that the waste coal in the east will be converted to diesel within the next few years. I think they are supposed to be up in Va and Ky somtime next year. The investors predictions for barrels of oil is to go to a 3 year low but fuel pricing will stay up because demand and the inability for refineries to keep up.
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