Specification of our coal
UK Coal produces a wide range of coals with different specifications. The coal can vary in size, heat value, sulphur, volatiles, moisture, ash, chlorine and hydrogen. Coal quality can be limited by what is actually in the ground but can be manipulated by various washing, screening and blending techniques.
Power station fuel
The vast majority of coal produced by UK Coal is for power stations to use for the creation of electricity. Coal and coke are extracted from coal seams in deep mines before being washed, screened, blended or stockpiled.
The coal is generally despatched via rail, or in a few cases road, to the designated power station where the coal is used to generate the electricity each of us use.
In the UK up to 50% of the electricity we use during winter is generated from this type of coal.