"The oil which her ancient foes held could now be synthesized [from coal]."
"America has enough coal to supply 100% of our current liquid fuel needs at about $2.00 to $2.50 per gallon for over ONE THOUSAND YEARS..."
The Bergius process was licensed worldwide to Standard Oil by Germany.
South Africa's "coal-from-oil" production: 120,000 tons of coal/day => 160,000 barrels of oil
Of the advanced concepts for military jet fuel production, those requiring coal tars or decant oil as inputs are limited by the availability of these feedstocks and, for certain concepts, the relatively small markets for premium grade coke.
Details coal-from-oil and other advances in technology and chemicals and why they were made.