Coal mining

The future

With regard to the dwindling reserves of oil, coal will become the only affordable fossil fuel. In many respects it will have to replace oil in the chemical industry and other operations.

However, the main concerns deal with the future energy utilization of coal.

Experts are searching for inexpensive methods of conversion of coal to high-quality environment-friendly fuel for cars and a method of improving its properties for combustion in power-plants. This is not a new effort - the issue of replacing oil products with coal was solved by Germany during the world wars thanks to the technology of large-scale production of synthetic petrol.


In the future, carbon from coal or its combustion gases will become the basis for production of new materials which will replace metals and plastic materials.

The possibilities of the future utilization of coal