A new energy innovation developed by Australian scientists has the potential to slash the emissions levels of brown coal-generated power by as much as 50 per cent.

The new technology, developed by the CSIRO, involves the conversion of coal or biomass into a water-based slurry called micronised refined carbon (MRC). The MRC is introduced directly into a large-scale Direct Injection Carbon Engine (DICE) which has been specifically designed to process the converted material in a manner akin to diesel fuel….