Coal mines are a way in which we are able to remove naturally formed coal from the earth when it has been submerged under for thousands of years. They are usually very large and very deep so miners will use a specific and safe method to excavate the fossil fuel. Here are the top 3 coal mines in the world…

  1. North Antelope Rochelle, USA

Owned by Paebody Energy, this coal mine is the world’s largest coal reserve and stands in first place as the largest coal mine in the world. It is located in Wyoming and, in 2012, was estimated to contain more than 2.3 billion tonnes of coal that could be removed. It also produces one of the cleanest coals in the country.

  1. Haerwusu, China

With around 1.7 billion tonnes of removable coal in the reserve, this Chinese coal mine is the second largest in the world and the largest in China. It is owned by the Shenhau group and was developed with 1.1 billion dollars in 2008.

  1. Moatize, Mozambique

Vale, a company in Brazil, is one of the largest mining companies in the world. It also has a large shareholder in Africa’s largest coal mine, Moatize. This mine is the 4th largest in the world and holds an impressive estimate of 1.4 billion tonnes of removable coal.

Here at Pearson Fuels, we are the experts when it comes to all things coal and although we don’t supply as much coal as these mines will eventually ship off to different places, we like to think we are the best coal merchants around. Get in contact today with any coal related enquiries!

Coal can sometimes get a bad reputation. After all, for many years it was synonymous with the Clean Air Act and pollution. In fact, after President Obama’s Clean Power Plan which was introduced back in 2015, and The Pope’s public opinion on the abundance of natural gas, it’s no wonder coal is getting such an unhealthy reputation. Thankfully, we’re here to bust some of the myths surrounding this fossil fuel…

Myth: Coal is dirty

Many images of coal focus on foggy landscapes filled with smoky pollution, blacked out lungs and acid rain, plus films depict many coal miners coated head to toe in black powder. However, to tell the truth, these images don’t always portray a realistic image of coal. Coal is actually responsible for the halting of many forest deforestations as it is much cheaper, hotter and plentiful than wood. In fact, it also lets off less carbon dioxide than wood, proving that although we could arguably do better, coal is not a dirty source of energy and power.

Myth: Coal is unsubsidised

In town hall meetings, many fossil fuel debaters argue about the financial aid which is put aside to aide with fossil fuels as they claim that there is not enough government funds put into the process. What they fail to understand that coal, in fact, receives roughly $1 billion in subsides and that, globally, it gets more subsides than any form of energy!

So there you have it! Pearson Fuels has towed the line between the fact and the false! If you’re looking for your own helping of coal in 2017, you’ve found the right coal merchants! Get in contact today to find out more!

Coal has been known as one of the dirtiest and most harmful fossil fuels that we use to generate power, such as electricity- after all, it was the cause of The Clean Air Act in 1956. The use of clean coal technology aims to help reduce the effects that coal has on the environment by using different forms of technology to help ‘clean’ the coal and reduce its emissions. Here at Pearson Fuels, we’ve put together a list of the top clean coal technologies…

  1. Some clean coal technologies will attempt to purify the coal before it is burned. For example, coal washing will remove unwanted minerals from the coal by mixing crushed coal with a liquid. They will then allow the impurities in the mixture to separate and settle before the coal is burnt.
  1. Other systems attempt to manage the coals burn to try and lower the emissions which enter the atmosphere, including sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulates. Wet scrubbers remove sulphur dioxide, which is a big cause of acid rain, by spraying the flue gases with limestone and water. A reaction takes place and the mixture reacts with the sulphur dioxide to form a component of drywall.
  1. Gasification is a process which actually avoids burning the coal altogether. With an IGCC system (integrated gasification combined cycle system), steam and hot air/oxygen is mixed with coal in a specific reaction so that the carbon molecules are forced apart. This results in syngas which is then cleaned and burned in a turbine to form electricity.

Here at Pearson Fuels, we think it is imperative that we try to limit global warming and prevent the spread of harmful chemicals into the atmosphere, which is why we love educating our customers! We sell a range of smokeless coal which are a cleaner form of heating the home. Get in contact today!

In just a couple of weeks, the vast majority of us will be crowded around the dining table as we get started on a delicious Christmas dinner, sharing rubbish jokes from crackers and fighting over the last of the apple sauce. In the midst of all this merriment, you’re bound to have a fire crackling in the background, spreading its warmth as you celebrate the happiest day of the year.

But to be able to achieve this perfect Christmas scene, you’re going to need to make sure that you’ve looked after your fireplace properly, as well as the accessories that go with it. In order to create an impressive fire, you need to make sure that your firewood is cared for, otherwise your fire just won’t have the same impact come Christmas morning.

Well, we’re here at Pearson Fuels to run you through all you need to know about what a brand new log store could do for you:

  • First of all, a top quality log store will mean that your logs aren’t exposed to rain, which will ultimately reduce the amount of moisture soaked into them. This will result in a cleaner fire that burns brighter and for much longer than it would with moist logs. Log stores are also designed to improve the air flow around the logs, which will again ensure that they are fresh when put onto the fire.
  • A log store is a very attractive solution to your log storage problem. With a range of different styles and colours available for you to choose from, you are able to pick out a structure that complements the rest of your house. This is much more aesthetically pleasing than the other storage methods out there, and will ensure that your logs are stored in an efficient manner.
  • Obviously, the best time of year to buy a log store is December, as you’re much likelier to have your fire burning over the Christmas period. This ultimately means that you’ll be buying more logs and will need a place to store them, making a log store an absolutely essential buy at this time of year!
  • The biggest advantage owning a log store is just how practical they are. The simple design means that you have easy access to your logs and no longer have to worry about them falling out into a cluttered mess. On top of this, a log store won’t take up too much space and so can be kept wherever is most convenient for you!

Here at Pearson Fuels, we provide a range of log stores, smokeless coal and other products that make us the best coal merchants around! If you want to make sure you’re kept warm this Christmas, then please contact our dedicated team!

Coal is a strange fossil fuel because it can come in many varieties, shapes, colours and even sizes. The two main types of coal include smokeless coal and house coal- and here are some key characteristics to help differentiate between these two types…

Smokeless Coal

  • Smokeless coal burns much hotter and far brighter, which means that it can be very good for campfires.
  • Smokeless coal is much cleaner as it is processed and therefore most of the methane, sulphur and tar is driven off the product and not released into the atmosphere as a by-product.
  • It tends to be the same price as regular coal.
  • As the name suggests, smokeless coal does not let off as much smoke, if not, any smoke when it is burned is said to be much harder to set alight and keep burning.

House Coal

  • This type of coal tends to be much cheaper than the smokeless alternative.
  • Regular house coal is a natural creation formed over millions of years due to a process called coalification. This means that when it is burned, many harmful by-products can be released into the atmosphere and must be safely removed.
  • House coal is much easier to light and does not struggle to stay burning.

Whether you’re looking for smokeless coal or house coal, you’ve found the best coal merchants out there with Pearson Fuels! Get in contact with us today!