Mike, it is exactly that, but also not limited to water but where also with oil, with the primary air in carbonite gaso will give a syngas of quality. remains to find the settings.
carbonite is a fuel invented by the Sisteron ironworks in France, between the two world wars, in the first war, thanks to the participation of the US and the hydrocarbons that you made us benefited and fed the first tanks, we have won the conflict, which showed that oil was first class in case of conflict, so our chemist developed the carbonite, our national fuel French.
here is a wood distillation method, so we get the wood tar, then mix it with the pulverized coal, of the order of 30% tar and 70% coal dust, we compress balls of 13 at 15 MM and in oxygen-free media in an oven, the remaining water is evaporated, so that we have a fuel of the order of 8000 calories and a density around one tonne per m3,
which does not evaporate unlike gasoline, advantage in hot countries.
one kg of carbonite is equivalent to one liter of gasoline.
a big view to get an idea.