RAILWAY DIESEL FUEL FROM COAL

The production of an excellent diesel oil from a wide variety of carbon sources can be achieved by the application of the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. This process makes it possible to convert carbon-containing feeds such as wood, bark, straw, coke and, most importantly, coal locally available in widely dispersed locations in Canada into high quality diesel fuel. At this time the available Fishcer-Tropsch technology is not developed to its full potential and requires a substantial R&D effort to bring it into line with current market demands, modern technical possibilities and today's economics. It is recommended that a broad and coordinated effort be made to develop this technology for Canadian needs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport

    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6,   Canada 

    Transport Canada Research and Development Centre

    1000 Sherbrooke Street, West, P.O. Box 549
    Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R3,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Wojciechowski, B W
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316285
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT Rpt 79-1, TP 2557
  • Contract Numbers: TDC 8834
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM