Makhonine: fuel by coal liquefaction

The Makhonine process: liquefaction of coal, a forgotten invention like so much else

Press review on the Makhonine process to obtain, from coal or wood, a liquid fuel between gasoline and diesel.

These articles appeared in the press during 1981 probably following the oil crises of previous years. Here is a brief description of the process and the case that followed (full patent at the bottom of this page).

Here are the various articles published in 1981 on the Makhonine affair.

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