ENVIRONMENT

Coal has the right chemistry to grow in the future

AS AUSTRALIA moves away from burning coal, it could develop an industry that exports chemicals derived from coal for use in feedstocks needed in the manufacture of a number of industrial and agricultural products.

Chemical feedstocks created from Australia's existing coal supplies would be a valuable replacement for the export of raw coal from established infrastructure.

Chemical feedstocks created from Australia's existing coal supplies would be a valuable replacement for the export of raw coal from established infrastructure.

There are many valuable chemicals that can be extracted from coal, including methanol, ammonia, and urea, which are used in a wide range of industrial processes. Methanol, for example, is used as a...

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