Definition: Peat (Code 2310)

Category: Energy

Peat is a combustible soft, porous or compressed, fossil sedimentary deposit of plant origin with high water content (up to 90 percent in the raw state), easily cut, and of light to dark brown colour. Peat used for non-energy purposes should not be included here.
Joint International Energy Agency/Eurostat/United Nations Economic Commission For Europe Annual Questionnaire On Solid Fossil Fuels And Manufactured Gases