Thanks for your input mrdephene. I have no first hand information on the subject, and as I said, I am an amateur on the subject of power generation, but I must inject what I have been led to understand is the situration. There are a few (number unknown) generators that are persently in operation in W.Va. that use slurry to generate power. The generators are built over old coal fields and the mines supplying the coal are automated with all coal mined turned into slurry and piped to the surface and burned on the spot. Slurry also lends itself to pipeline thansport the same as oil. I personally can't vouch for the truth of these story's only that I have been led to believe them to be true by knowledgeable(?) people. Please feel free to critique this post and correct any and all errors in my assumptions. I originally came from that part of the country and used to know more of what went on then I do now.
good fortune to you and all others investing in this field.