CEDAR has just completed their ninth year in southern West Virginia.  Over the nine-year period, CEDAR has provided 387 teachers with approximately $87,593 in grant money to utilize in their classroom teaching about the many benefits coal has to offer.   8,877 students have been involved in these coal study units in Mingo, Logan, Boone, McDowell, and Wyoming counties.

Solvation process for carbonaceous fuels 
We've documented, via multiple sources, that Pittsburgh's former Gulf Oil Corporation, and their subsidiary, P&M Mining, of Kansas and Colorado, developed, with tax-funded US Government support, a number of technologies directly related to the improvement of Coal liquefaction technologies.
Herein, it's disclosed that such Government support of Gulf's Coal conversion research and development was confirmed and commemorated by the issuance of yet another United States Patent for Coal conversion technology, wherein the rights are assigned to both Gulf Oil Corporation and the United States of America. 

Process for the preparation of mixtures of hydrogen, carbon monoxide and methane
We have so far been unable to learn much about the corporate assignee of this invention, "Con-Gas"; which was once, it seems, at the time the enclosed US Patent was issued, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.
We make this submission both because our United States Patent office, as herein, confirms the validity of the technology disclosed, for making an hydrogenated synthesis gas from Coal and Steam, and from Hydrogen produced within the process; and, because it is congruent with other technologies we have documented, and will further document.
In all these seemingly-related processes, Steam can be utilized, first, in reactions with hot Coal, or Coke, as an Hydrogen donor, to hydrogenate materials made primarily of Carbon, and to thereby generate a synthesis gas suitable for more efficient catalytic condensation into liquid hydrocarbons; and, wherein Steam can be reacted with specific heated metals, most usually Iron, to generate any additional, supplemental Hydrogen that might be needed.

News:090707:rp.pl-translation:Gasoline from carbon dioxide is not science fiction - PESWiki
The following excerpts, from the enclosed link, translated as they are from the original Polish, might seem awkwardly worded, but they're worth a patient read.
If you've followed Mountain State news reports, you know that a plant is being installed, or is planned to be installed, in Charleston, WV, by a French company, to capture an existing power plant's stack gas and pump the CO2 underground for "sequestration".
In Poland, one of the original cradles of the Renaissance, a Coal-fired power plant there is making ready to capture their Carbon Dioxide; and, as we have many times documented to be feasible, convert it, through Methanol, into Gasoline.

Method for gasifying lignite
As in many of our more recent posts, we herein continue to document that any needed Hydrogen, required to hydrogenate Coal and other materials, which, like Coal, are composed primarily of Carbon, in order to synthesize hydrocarbon gases and liquids suitable for further processing into fuels; or, for the manufacture of plastics; in other words, into products serviceable as direct replacements for anything we need now supplied by petroleum; can be generated from reactions between Steam and hot Coal.
Moreover, the required Coal can be of almost any grade, as the enclosed, almost 70 years-old US Patent, from Minnesota, of all places, attests. That fact has some, perhaps important, implications for states, like West Virginia and Pennsylvania, where they have been mining Coal for a long time.

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