Coal is abundant and low cost. Diesel engines are efficient and flexible. Using coal to fuel diesel engines could provide a secure, low cost and efficient power generation technology. Coal-fuelled diesel engines have been investigated previously, but the technology has not yet been commercialised. This report reviews the previous research and development (R&D) programmes on coal-fuelled diesel engines and focuses on the recent developments of the technology in its latest form, micronised refined carbons (MRC) and the direct injection carbon engine (DICE).
Published Date: December 2014