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A. The different types of coal are peat, bituminous, anthracite and Lignite.

Peat- It is generally used as a fertilizer, as a packing material (due to its spongy nature).

Lignite- It is used in power generation (to generate electricity) and is used to create fertilizer products like anhydrous ammonia and ammonium sulphate.

Bituminous- It is mainly used for the combustion for coke, tar, coal, chemical and coke-oven gas. It is widely used for steam raising.

Anthracite- It is mostly used in metallurgical process and used in hand-fire furnaces.

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