Unlocking the Energy in Biomass
Each year the world produces about 2 billion metric tons of rice. Of this, about 40 percent is milled rice, while the rest is rice husk and straw. This leftover plant matter is known as agricultural residue. A fraction of it is used for fodder and making cement, but most of it is treated as waste and burned in fields.
Converting the energy in this biomass through gasification has the potential to replace fossil fuel used on farms, and the charcoal byproduct of gasification can improve soil quality and productivity. This can also open opportunities for a market in sequestered carbon. Browse our site to discover what biomass gasification has to offer the world.