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    The Energy Investment Company Launched a New Product - BKO (25-100) Lump Brown Coal
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    The Energy Investment Company Has Complete Overburden Works at the Brown Coal Deposit
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History of Modernization of Ukrainian Metallurgical Enterprises

Because of the high cost of gas, metallurgical enterprises decided to replace it with pulverized fuel made of coal of various brands, including dried lignite.
At the end of October, pulverized coal injection was used by only 3 companies, Donetskstal, Zaporozhstal, and Alchevsk Steel Works. Illich's Steel Works is going to commission the technology by 2013 and Yenakievo Steel Works – by the end of 2014. Main difficulties arise with quality of raw materials and fuel. In addition, the rate of modernization of Ukrainian works is affected by large investment needed to implement the technology.
However, when metallurgy was just being formed in the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Basin entrepreneurs had much worse conditions. when switching from charcoal to coal, furnace had to be reequipped for a new fuel type, and if coal ceased to be supplied or its quality was recognized as low, they could not go back to firewood. In addition, the unexplored coals often clogged up furnace or even broke them down, and therefore production had to be suspended for years...
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