In 2016, production of lignite coal for Brazil was 3,836 thousand short tons. Though Brazil production of lignite coal fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1997 - 2016 period ending at 3,836 thousand short tons in 2016.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
Lignite is the lowest rank of coal, often referred to as brown coal, used almost exclusively as fuel for steam-electric power generation. It is brownish-black and has a high inherent moisture content, sometimes as high as 45 percent The heat content of lignite ranges from 9 to 17 million Btu per ton on a moist, mineral-matter-free basis. Production data include quantities extracted from surface and underground mines, and normally exclude wastes removed at mines or associated reparation plants.
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