The BrowncoalMod adds browncoal to Minecraft. Browncoal will be generated in the dirt layer of most biome areas, can be digged with regular tools or, with much higher speeds, with the new browncoal shovels. Once digged, it can be burnt directly or processed in a furnace and crafted to regular browncoal units. In this state, it's usability is comparable to the one of Vanilla Minecraft coal. In combination with other tech-based mods, it's destiny is to generate energy. Please take a look at the Minecraftforum-Thread for further informations!