The fact that coal is a non-renewable source of energy is widely known amongst the world’s population. It was created through a process known as coalification and took millions of years to form so it’s only right that we recognise that our supply is not infinite. With this said, however, the government has also been looking into using natural resources as a way to generate energy. Here at Quality Coal, we are always excited about new ways we can help our environment and in this blog, we’re going to go over a few coal alternatives too… Clean Coal Coal has been used for centuries however it was only during the … Readmore

Coal is a fossil fuel that was created as a result of pressure over millions of years during a process known as coalification. It is important to recognise that since coal takes such a long time to create, it is a non-renewable source of fuel and we will eventually run out. It’s not all doom and gloom however because experts have predicted there we have enough coal to last us for around another century as current rates, In this blog, we’re going to go over some of the uses of coal in the industry… Coal is formed in hundreds of variations and it is possible for layers to be found … Readmore

If you have stumbled upon this blog, it is very likely that you are looking to purchase some coal- however if you are a first time buyer, you may find that you struggle to light your newly purchased coal inside the home. Thankfully, the team here at Quality Coal have put together a step by step guide to help you safely light a coal fire… The biggest secret to every successful coal fire is a small combustion chamber that allows the fire itself to take hold and reach the necessary temperatures quickly. Begin the process by taking a clean fire grate, adding two firelights in a V position and placing … Readmore

Coal is a non-renewable energy source that is mined from the earth a fossil fuel. This means that eventually our source of coal is going to run out and we will have to resort to other measures in order to get our power. Here at Quality Coal, we know how important coal is to the world, however we tend to discover that many people don’t. That’s why we’ve put together a blog on that very topic… US Dependence In the United States, 50% of electricity every day is gained from the usage of coal, which equates to around 1 billion tons of coal per year used by the States alone. … Readmore

Here at Quality Coal, we sell more than just a range of different coals; our collection also includes kiln dried logs! Both kiln dried logs and seasoned logs are excellent choices if you are looking to purchase fuel for an open fire or wood burning fire- however many people do not know the advantages and disadvantages of each. In this blog, we are going to go over the key differences… Kiln Dried Logs These are logs which have been dried very slowly inside a large piece of hot machinery called a kiln. It’s main objective is to remove the excess moisture from the firewood, leaving them with an average moisture … Readmore

With coal readily available to us in 2017, we sometimes take for granted the process and the history behind how this famous fossil fuel came about. Here is a very brief history of coal mining… Many people are shocked to discover that coal mining and its history actually goes back thousands of years. It is only during the 19th and 20th century when the age of the industrial revolution came about that this little fossil fuel was being used primarily to power machinery such as steam engines, keep buildings warm and to generate electricity. Coal was used during this time because it yielded a higher energy per mass compared to … Readmore

Coal has been used for many years in various industries. From operating trains to heating homes, we have found uses for coal in every way possible. Presently in 2017, coal has moved further away from home use when it comes to the big industries. Here are a few of the industrial uses of coal in the 21st century…. Fuel It is widely known that the main use of coal is to create an ongoing supply of electricity. This is done by using coal as a solid fuel in order to create heat via combustion. Many efforts around the world have been implemented to try and limit the global warming caused … Readmore

There is a very famous myth that naughty children will receive coal instead of presents from Father Christmas. In fact, this myth has several origins that may explain it’s existence. With variations between each story, each country has its own unique way of explain the lore of receiving coal in a stocking at Christmas… Sicily An origin story from Italy explains the story of La Befana, a witch who deliver presents as an alternative to Santa Claus. The story goes that when Jesus was born, La Befana saw a star in the sky and gathered presents to give to the baby- however she couldn’t find the stable. Every year she … Readmore

If you’ve ever watched a romantic movie, or otherwise named ‘chick-flicks’, you’ll notice that many romantic situations occur around an open fire. You’ll watch as the starring couple will fall in love surrounded by the dancing flames of a bonfire or share a romantic evening meal lit by the orange glow of a fireplace. Whatever the situation and wherever the location, you cannot deny that a fire creates a sense of romance. As the weather gets colder, it nears the perfect time to surprise your other half after a long day at work. There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day to a homemade meal with a glass … Readmore