With a thermo gravimetric analysis apparatus combustion characteristics experiments of coal residue cornstalk and mixtures of them were done at 20 C/min heating rate. Then the combustion characteristic Parameters were obtained by above experiments. The c combustion activation energies were acquired by kinetics analysis. The results show those: the ignition characteristic and synthesis combustion characteristic of coal residue are bad. The ignition characteristic and synthesis combustion characteristic of cornstalk are better. The combustion characteristics of the mixture of coal residue and cornstalk are determined by mixing ratio. The ratio of cornstalk is more and the synthesis combustion characteristic is better.