Decarbonization Avenue : Biorefinery

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Whole crop biorefinery using rice

This is exciting. 

Here’s ( an interesting biorefinery being attempted in the Philippines that tries to makes use of all the byproducts & waste from rice - rice bran, rice husk and rice straw, deriving biodiesel, biofertilizer, biogas, renewable power and ethanol. Right now it appears to be only in its modelling stage, let’s hope it goes commercial!

So that would be:

  • Biogas from rice husk (anaerobic digestion)
  • Biodiesel from rice bran
  • Ethanol from rice straw
  • Power from rice husk and rice straw
  • Biofertilizer from rice husk (byproduct of anaerobic digestion)

Wow! They don't leave anything out, do they?

Relevant for

  • Procurement, supply chain & logistics professional
  • Business/management consultant
  • Biochemical engineer
  • Biomass energy professional
  • Farmer
  • Agricultural scientist
  • Agro economist
  • Farmer education & training professional
  • Economist

Innovation sector

  • Biotechnology
  • Waste management
  • Crop sciences

Other In fact


  • Startup or entrepreneur
  • Solution provider
  • Financial investor