what volume of pellets would it take to sail a container ship from Asia to the US?
the idea behind JBII's process is that it allows the use of in place technologies. you know like IC engines that cars already have. it is a liquid, can be pumped, and transported using infrastructure we already have.
you need to read Porter's book on competitive strategy, it will help you a lot to understand why business decisions are made.
I don't think i'd want a boiler like that in my car :)