All living plants store solar energy through a process known as photosynthesis. When plants die, this energy is usually released as the plants decay. Under conditions favorable to coal formation, the decaying process is interrupted, preventing the release of the stored solar energy. The energy is locked into the coal.
High temperatures and pressures caused physical and chemical changes in the vegetation, transforming it into coal.
The degree of change undergone by a coal as it matures from peat to anthracite is known as coalification. Coalification has an important bearing on coal’s physical and chemical properties and is referred to as the ‘rank’ of the coal. Ranking is determined by the degree of transformation of the original plant material to carbon. The ranks of coals, from those with the least carbon to those with the most carbon, are lignite, sub-bituminous, bituminous and anthracite.
Common types of Coal categories are:
* Steam coal – also known as thermal coal – is mainly used in power generation
* Coking coal – also known as metallurgical coal – is mainly used in steel production.
Other important users of coal include alumina refineries, paper manufacturers, and the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Several chemical products can be produced from the by-products of coal.
We can offer direct from the miners several types of Coals. Do check out our list below. Serious buyer will be taken serious. Shoppers and long chains mostly cost a lot of time without any positive outcome.
USA Origin (direct from miners)
* BTU – 12,400 / S – .56 – FOB NOLA Associated Terminals
* BTU – 11,500 / S – 1.29 – FOB NOLA Associated Terminals
* BTU – 10,900 / S – 1.3 – FOB NOLA Associated Terminals
* BTU – 11,400 / S – 3 – FOB NOLA Associated Terminals
Quantity: 70.000 – 100.000 MT
Loading: NOLA (New Orleans)
Full Analysis is available
RSA (South African) Origin (direct from miner)
Quantity: 70.000 – 200.000 MT p month
Loading: Richards Bay (South Africa)
Price: Market based with discount
Incoterms: FOB and CIF
A LOI from the end-buyer with full company and product details will have seller come back to buyer after their DD on buyer. Buyer target price must be in the LOI