Carbonfibre

Carbonfibre

Carbon fibre is a material valued for its universal application. It consists of a stretched carbon structure, chemically similar to graphite. Carbon fibres are organic polymers with high mechanical strength, and yet infusible and chemically resistant [...]

Graphene - material of the future

Graphene - material of the future

Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms – the basic structural element of graphite – with unique properties. It is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity and is characterised b [...]

How much carbon is there in coal?

How much carbon is there in coal?

Depending on the type and several other factors, bituminous coal may contain from 60% to 80% of carbon (C), anthracite more (92-98%) and lignite less (25-35%). Its composition and heating value depend on the level of moisture, ash, sulphur and other [...]

Coal is not just energy

Coal is not just energy

By processing bituminous coal, essential products for the chemical industry are obtained: coke, fuel gases, benzene, coal tar and several others. It is also a raw material used in the production of medicines and cosmetics (coal distillation), pestici [...]

Meaning of coal

Meaning of coal

The coal and lignite industry provides well-paid jobs in an industry worth €22 billion annually. Simultaneously, it contributes to the development of the economy and drives prosperity – it is estimated that one job in the coal mining sector contribut [...]

Coal as a fuel

Coal as a fuel

Bituminous coal is a solid mineral fuel. It is a sedimentary rock formed from dead plants, mainly during the Carboniferous period, around 360-300 million years ago – in the Palaeozoic era. Over time, with heat and pressure, the dead plant material wa [...]