The Czech Cokemaking Society was established in 1993 to associate professionals whose work is related to coke and by-product production. The membership has been formed by natural persons as well as legal entities that are represented by individual representatives of Czech and foreign coke plants and organizations which are tied to cokemaking industry. By 31st December 2017, the Czech Cokemaking Society indexed 147 members of natural persons and 21 members of legal entities including 6 legal entities from abroad. The Society’s governing body is the Executive Board which is constituted by 5 members.
The Czech Cokemaking Society follows up the former Czech Scientific Society with an almost fifty-year tradition. Within the framework of professional activities, the Czech Cokemaking Society runs professional seminars and international conferences at regular intervals, it publishes its newsletter “Informacni listy” and for the purpose of providing the members with opportunity to exchange experience and information, the Society organizes topic-based business trips.
Despite the fact that Czech cokemaking industry has already reached a very high standard of its development, it still has to cope with short-term as well as long-term difficulties. Non-uniform quality of mined coal seams influencing the quality of prepared coal blend, continuous decline in particular coal reserves, the new customer’s expectations related to quality of the product supplied, operational life of coke oven batteries, energy consumption in coke production, and environmental issues rank among the very important ones.
The Czech Cokemaking Society’s fundamental objective is to create a forum where people could exchange opinions and ideas, and together with presenting the most recent knowledge, to be helpful in searching for solutions of the problems outlined above.