A group of engineers and scientists working out of MIT have developed an exceptionally innovative and eco-friendly hybrid energy system that makes what was once assumed to be impossible quite possible and even desirable -- it actually manages to make coal processing efficient and less hazardous to the environment.
The system makes use of a process where coal is pulverized into a powder and heated in hot steam to release its gases. The system doesn't require any actual burning, so it produces less ash and pollutants.
While it's great to have completely eco-friendly energy systems that rely on things like solar power, the fact of the matter is that coal isn't going away anytime soon. Therefore, MIT's hybrid energy system is a practical and workable solution that allows the populace to continue reaping energy from coal minus the pollutant and hazardous effects.