Chemicals from Coal
Many chemicals and products we use every day originally came from coal. Although the total market for coal used to make chemicals is very small, many important chemicals are derived from coal gasification and from coke gas in the steel-making process. Many of these carbon-based chemicals can also be derived from other carbon-rich sources, such as petroleum, natural gas, and the refining byproducts of petroleum and gas.
Other Uses of Coal:
- Coal for Electricity Generation
- Coal to Make Coke and Steel
- Coal for Industry and Residential Markets
- Rare Earth Elements from Coal