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Low Grade Fuels

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1943

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what steps are being taken to increase the use of waste coal such as anthracite duff?

Every effort is being made by the Ministry to increase the use of low grade fuels, and the opening up of further fields for their absorption is a special subject of study by the Fuel Efficiency Committee. Considerable tonnages have already been absorbed, releasing better quality coal for other purposes. Particular attention is directed to the possibilities of anthracite duff. Certain industries have given valuable assistance by taking increased quantities, and industrial trials, directed to widening the possible outlets, are at present in progress.