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Hard coal is divided into three main categories based on its chemical characteristics: coking coal, which is used to produce coke needed in blast furnaces and foundries; PCI coking coal, that can partially replace coke in processing iron ore into crude iron in a blast furnace; and thermal coal, which is mainly used for power and heat generation.

Data sources on products:
Sustainable materials brochure, UIT Cambridge Ltd., EUROFER - The European Steel Association.
Data are of informative value only and are based on average numbers.