We present herein only the briefest of excerpts from the enclosed link and attached file.
The technicalities of it all are gibberish to us, as we presume they would be to all but the most highly initiated cognoscenti.
The implications of the USDOE gibberish, however, should be as plain as the impact of a kettle bottom on a coal miner's helmet, as we try to emphasize, following:
"Coal Liquefaction Under Simulated Preheater Conditions
August, 1998 (Publication date. Work had to have been performed, we are convinced, much earlier.)
J.P. Ferrance, et. al.
Federal Energy Technology Center; Pittsburgh, PA
Introduction: The purpose of a preheater in a coal liquefaction plant is to raise the temperature of a coal slurry to the reaction temperature before entering the reaction chain. In practice, the preheater actually serves as the first reactor because significant chemical and physical changes take place in the coal slurry as it heats to the reaction temperature.
Investigations of these changes were carried out at the Fort Lewis and HRI pilot plants. In addition to actual preheaters, microautoclave experiments were used to simulate the HRI preheater as well as at the Wilsonville pilot plant.
The coal used in this study was from the Penn State Sample bank."

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