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OK, not quite yet, but a piece of the puzzle.......

http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/ChemTech/Volume/2008/07/hybrid_fuel_cells.asp

Solid carbon, which comes from various sources such as coal or plants, packs a lot of energy into a small volume, making it an attractive fuel. Irvine states that coal will be a major energy source in the future but, unless it can be converted into electricity more efficiently, will lead to an increase in carbon dioxide emissions. Fuel cells could be the answer, he says. 'Carbon fuel cells offer very high efficiency of conversion and, if implemented in the correct way, can yield two to three times the amount of energy for a given amount of coal compared to conventional thermal generation,' he explains
 

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Could work as long as I don't have to have a tender full of coal trailing behind and I don't have to shovel coal into a blazing firebox as I go down the freeway!:D
 
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