Definition: Bituminous coal

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Bituminous coal

A dense coal, usually black, sometimes dark brown, often with well-defined bands of bright and dull material, used primarily as fuel in steam-electric power generation, with substantial quantities also used for heat and power applications in manufacturing and to make coke; contains 45-86% carbon.[1][2]

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References
  1. http://205.254.135.24/tools/glossary/index.cfm?id=B
  2. http://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=coal_home-basics