Peat Gas

Peat Gas

 

a product of the carbonization of peat. The composition of peat gas depends on the moisture content of the peat used: C02 (8.3–9.4 percent by volume), CmH, (0.4 percent), 02(0.1–0.2 percent), CO (25–27 percent), H2 (16–17 percent), CH4(2.3–3.0 percent), and N2 (44.5–45.5 percent). The heat of combustion is 1,450–1,550 Calories per m3 (6.15–6.5 megajoules per m3). The production of peat gas in the USSR is declining as a result of the increased production of natural gas.

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And all that Latvia can really offer to any foreign country that is prepared to "defend every square inch of Latvia if need be" is gratitude and access to the 1.5 billion tons of Peat Gas that lies beneath that crusty facade of rural plenty!
Peat gas and tar can be used as fuel gas or liquid fuel, lubricant, solvent and pitch, respectively [38].