We have previously cited some of these Swiss scientists, relative to the technology they have developed, wherein flue gas Carbon Dioxide can be reclaimed and recycled.
 
CO2, through a low-energy process, can be transformed into the liquid hydrocarbon fuel, Methanol.
 
And, a critical read of the brief synopsis provided herein shows that they are, or, more than ten years ago were, working to solve a problem with the technology, which, from our point of view, ain't a problem.
 
In the technology for converting Coal into liquid fuel we document herein, Mobil Oil, prior to their merger with Exxon, clearly state that they are, simply, only improving an already well-established process for converting Coal, even low-grade Coal, into Gasoline.
  
We have previously cited the United States Department of Energy scientists Carol Creutz and Etsuko Fujita, at New York's Brookhaven National Laboratory, and their colleague there, Meyer Steinberg, as in our recent report of his "United States Patent 3,959,094 - Electrolytic Synthesis of Methanol from CO2; May, 1976", in support of the plain truth that Carbon Dioxide is a valuable raw material resource.
 
We shouldn't be attempting, through Cap & Trade taxation, to punish our Coal-use industries because they produce it for us; nor should we, through the enforced Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide in leaky and nearly-depleted natural petroleum reservoirs, enslave our Coal industries, and their customers, into the service of Big Oil.

 
Far be it from us to suggest that Coal, indirectly, was responsible for the Stock Market crash of 1929, and the subsequent Great Depression, but: Big Oil, back then, was an arguably even more influential international economic force than he is today, and he darned-well might have taken a faint when he saw this.

A few of our previous reports briefly touched on the fact that the Sulfur contained in some Coals can not only be removed almost entirely, but even used to advantage in processes that convert Coal into liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons.
 
Herein, from Exxon, we have further exposition of how Sulfur can actually be used to advantage in a process designed to convert Coal into liquid hydrocarbons. The full Disclosure is both lengthy and complex, and we thus present only brief excerpts, trusting that the qualified among our readers will access the full document via the link, and then will understand the import and find the information useful.

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