Indonesian Steam Coal, Benefit and Advantage


Indonesia is one of the countries in the world that deliver various kinds of mining. One of the treasures is coal mining. With the high quality of the coal in the country, it is no wonder that Indonesian steam coal is one of the famous commodities for other countries.

When we mention countries who supply natural resources, there is no doubt that Indonesia is classified among them. Some of the finest natural resources can be found in Indonesia i.e. metals, oil, coal, agricultural and farming products.

Focused on coal supply, Indonesia ranked #5 in the top coal producing country in the world. Although in 2020-2021 Indonesia experienced less production of coal, in 2019 Indonesia has produced 616 million tons of coal.

It is also not a secret that Indonesia has many potentials for coal resources. Therefore, a lot of steam coal areas in Indonesia commit to deliver tons of this product every year.

For more information and details related to Indonesian steam coal, the following paragraphs will be a good way to start.



Steam coal may refer to black coal with a certain combustible condition where formed from coal seams rock. It is mostly consisting of carbon and a mixture with some small amounts of other elements such as hydrogen, sulfur, nitrogen, and oxygen.

Therefore, every time a coal mining performs the exploration for the first time, the contents of these elements shall be considered well. So that it can make sure that the exploration company will end with the best quality of steam coal.



Benefit of Using Steam Coal

Using steam coal for various activities can lead to many benefits. Most of the industries in Indonesia and other countries rely on the presence of this steam coal to help to support their daily operations.

It is common that steam coal is one of the major sources of power and heat generation. Therefore, without the presence of this commodity, some industries and factories might not able to run well.

Furthermore, steam coal is the common fuel for electricity generation in many industries. With the use of this steam coal, it will help to deliver sufficient energy that is needed by the industrial to achieve their daily production target.

Without a sufficient amount of this steam coal, then it will be difficult to run production on a normal level as needed.


There are two types of coal which are generally used for industrial purposes in Indonesia. Those coal are metallurgical coal and thermal coal or steaming coal.

Metallurgical coal is commonly used as a material for making steel while thermal coal is generally used to generate electricity and thermal energy.

Coal is widely used around the world as the main energy resources along with its availability as sedimentary rock which exists by nature.

According to facts gathered, Indonesian steam coal is one of the most produced coal  and expanded as electrical resources, function steam machines and other industrial needs.

On the other hand, Indonesian metallurgical coal is widely used in steel industry. The heat produced by this coal is totally burning. Moreover, the level of heat can even melt iron ore and produce steel.

Indonesian steam coal is primarily produced in Indonesia and turned out to be one of the greatest country who produced steam coal around the world.  Furthermore, coal supplies in Indonesia have the capability to increase the investment on this sector.

The use of coal:


Did you know that coal contributed 37% of electricity supplies worldwide. On top of that,  as of today coal nevertheless is appointed as the primary supply of electricity in comparison to other electricity resources available.


The basic material to make steel is coke and metallurgical coal. That type of coal is generally mine in Indonesia. Moreover, coal is also used to produce metal such as aluminium and copper.


In the method for producing cement, there are periods of heating and Combustion processes of raw mills. These processes use grinded coal then dried for its fuel.


Coal that is processed into gasification method will produce dimethyl ether (DME) where this DME can be used for residential purposes such as cooking. Moreover, coal can be produced to be fuel with the liquefaction method.


Coal put into the gasification process and become syngas will be produced to be chemical products such as methanol, ammonia, and urea.


There are a large number of industries which use coal as a fuel or main ingredient for their product and manufacture.

For example, textile manufacturers, the paper industry, and the glass industry. Furthermore, coal can be converted into metal and silicon where these items are mostly used by some industrial sectors to produce their products such as personal care and household products.


There are many advantages of using Indonesian steam coal rather than selecting the steam coal from other countries.

Some of the loyal consumers of this commodity mention that Indonesian steam coal is one of the best due to various points as listed below.

  • Majorly the Indonesian steam coal consisting of a high value of calories. Therefore, it is a good point where steam coal can lead to more and higher energy in the industries. A high calorie will produce more power which brings advantage to the daily energy requirement of many industries.
  • Indonesian steam coal is also famous for its low level of ash. Therefore, not only provide a safer environment, it also guarantees a better health condition for the community around the industries which using this steam coal.
  • Good steam coal will contain less moisture. Therefore, it is dry enough and beneficial to support the best combustion as needed.
  • Another advantage is the low percentage of Sulphur that can help to eliminate potential health risks due to the Sulphur content inside it.

Through some short descriptions above, it is pretty sure that Indonesian steam coal is promising and can mention as the best one.

Therefore, it is a good thing to trust Indonesia steam coal company to deliver the best quality of steam coal for various purposes.

Coal shipment starting from coal mining exploration, mine site, ROM stockpile, crushing, washing plant, hauling activities, weighing and other sampling factors, final stockpile, and up to shipment or delivery.

Coal analysis parameters includes checking the coal moisture, proximate, sizing, ash analysis, caloric value, and many more.

Analysis Standards/Methods

  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • American Society for Testing & Material (ASTM)
  • Guojia Biaozhun (GB)
  • Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS)
  • Australian Standard (AS)
  • British Standard Institution (BSI)

Coal Analysis Parameters

  • Total Moisture
  • Proximate
  • Total Sulphur
  • Pyritic Sulphur
  • Sulphate Sulphur
  • Organic Sulphur
  • Caloric Value
  • Sizing
  • Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI)
  • Ultimate Analysis
  • Ash Analysis
  • Ash Fusion Temperature
  • Trace Elements
  • Chlorine
  • Phosphorus
  • Relative Density
  • Bulk Density

Coke & Coking Coal Analysis Parameters

  • M40
  • M10
  • CRI (Coke Reactivity Index)
  • CSR (Coke Strenght after Reaction)Coal Upgrading Cut-to-trim service