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Coal is a black rock found underground and contains carbonized plant matter. This is extracted either by open pit mining or shaft mining and is burnable.

Types of Coal

  • peat
  • lignite
  • bituminous coal
  • sub-bituminous coal
  • steam coal
  • graphite
  • anthracite

Applications

  • Fuel for heat production
  • Electricity through combustion
  • Feedstock for chemical production
  • Fuel for furnaces
  • Synthetic fuel

Benefits

  • Abundant supply
  • Convertible to different formats
  • Good source of energy
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to burn