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 [...]

Carbon the natural element

Carbon the natural element

Carbon is one of the most common elements in the Universe. It is the chemical building block of life on Earth and carbon products are an inextricable part of our everyday lives. As the basis of several chemical compounds, carbon is found in food, fue [...]