STEAM COAL - also known as thermal coal, is mainly used in power generation. Large amounts of energy are required to produce cement. It takes about 50 Kilograms of coal to produce 1 Tonne of cement. Large amounts of energy are required for the production of cement – a critical component for the onstruction industry. Much of this energy is supplied through coal.
COAKING COAL - also known as metallurgical coal - is mainly used in steel production. Coal is also used for burning bricks during production.
COAL TO LIQUID - Coal liquefaction is a process of converting coal into liquid hydrocarbons: liquid fuels and petrochemicals. This process is often known as "Coal to X", where X can be many different hydrocarbon-based products. However, the most common process chain is "Coal to Liquid Fuels" (CTL)’
of global electricity comes from Coal-fired power plants
of the steel produced today uses coal. Global steel production is dependent on coal.
of the energy used to produce aluminium comes from coal.
Coal combustion products include:
Flue gas desulphurisation gypsum
Coal is also an essential ingredient in the production of specialist products: