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:MARGARINE FROM COAL.

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MARGARINE FROM COAL. GOVERNMENT SPENDS £ 1,000.000 ON RESEARCH. Professor George Knox, FG.S., P'incpal of the Somh Wales and Monmouthshire School of Mines, speaking at the Wiean Mining Col- lege, said he did not know whether it had been mad e public before, but during the war we had beem making margari ne from coa i. The worst feature of it, ho wever, was that, like all the other fatty prod ucts of coal, we might eat it, and it would help the bread to go over, but it didn't fatten one at all. He described the great value of coal in consequence of its constituent properties, and naid that if we could realise exactly the stages at which we could take away all its bye- products, coal would be three times more valuable to us than it is to-day. Pi ofessor Kncx explained that there had been attempts made to dissolve the different constituents of coal, but the difficulty WHS, he said, that a material was obtained in the dis- solving which is more complex than the coal itself. He 4iescribed how he had tried the complete .destruction of coal bv fientiuc, it to high tempera- turf-, having had furnaces running HI" 1J<.t continuously for nine months with experiments. It took at least a fortnight to complete one experiment. The Government bad ,pent nearly £ l,CO0,0O0 duriug the past three yeq,rs trying to solve the problem, and nearly every University was working on it. He said it would certainly be a most valuable thing if they could reduce the proteids from coal. When we realised that Great Britain had only about 2.6 per cent. of the coal reserves of the world it was about time we began seriously to consider what v?e were doing with our coal, and to cease wasting it, because after all our coal was the basis of our in- dustrial supremacy, and If. we were going to continue to throw it away we should suffer for it later. It was all very well for people to say that we had coal to last us for 600 years yet, but there would be people in Great Britain in 600 years from now, and it was a right we owed to posterity that we should not waste the riches whioh Nature has geologically preserved for us.

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