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What is solid fuel

What is solid fuel?

Solid fuels are contrasted with gaseous fuels and liquid fuels. Solid fuel is using to burn and produce energy through combustion in boilers. There are various types of solid material that are used as solid fuel.

Solid fuels are:

  • coal,

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  • wood,

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  • wood pellet,

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  • biomass, peat,

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  • grains.

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    Solid fuels have been used by human for years to create fire, to warm homes or to heat water. Coal is still used in electricity generation today as well as in multi fuel boilers. Some of solid fuels are smokeless and some can generate smoke and can contribute to smog. The advantage of solid fuel is availability, renewability, regeneration, lower emissions and cost.