How Does Coal Become a Diamond
The common element between coal and diamonds is carbon. Is it then possible to transform a piece of coal into a diamond? There are many theories to both support and negate this question.
Properties and Uses of Bituminous Coal
Bituminous coal is the most common type coal used in the world for a variety of purposes. Owing to its relatively high heat value, low moisture content and its availability in abundance, bituminous coal has a wide number of...
What is Coal Used For?
Coal is a readily combustible sedimentary rock that is primarily composed of carbon. It is widely used for generating electricity in coal-fired power plants. Find out more about this fossil fuel and its various uses, in this Buzzle...
Is Coal a Renewable Resource?
Many people are finding it difficult to make sense of all this commotion about the possible exhaustion of fossil fuels. One prominent reason for this is the prevailing confusion about coal being a renewable or non-renewable...
Advantages of Coal
An evaluation of various advantages of coal intended to give you a rough idea as to why this source of energy became so popular in the past.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Coal
Join us as we assess the advantages and disadvantages of coal as a source of energy in a bid to determine whether its use for power generation is in our best interest or not.
How is Coal Formed
Plants that got buried in swamps millions of years ago, eventually developed into coal under anaerobic conditions. Learn more about the formation process in the following article.