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Also, as I understand it, fuel cells are MUCH more efficient at converting chemical energy to electricity.

Sure, after the fuel for the fuel cell has been produced. In this case, producing the fuel amounts to mining the coal, transporting it to the plant, then grinding the coal into a fine powder.

And what do the non-carbon contents of coal, like the ash, sulfur and mercury, do to the catalyst?

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