Type: Chapter

Processing rice straw and husks as co-products


Nguyen Van Hung


Carilto Balingbing

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

James Quilty

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Bjoern Ole Sander

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Matty Demont

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Martin Gummert

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Publication date:

31 July 2016

ID: 9781786760289-010

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This chapter focuses on by-product processing and management in the rice sector. The first section reviews rice residue availability. The following sections describe rice residue processing technologies, including on-field and off-field options. On-field processing focuses mainly on composting and incorporation into the soil, while off-field considers rice residue collection and use for energy and non-energy purposes. The chapter also covers value chain analysis and life cycle assessments of rice straw management

Table of contents

1 Introduction: rice by-products
2 Availability of rice straw and husks
3 In-field rice residue processing and management
4 Off-field rice residue processing and management
5 Using rice residues for energy production
6 Non-energy uses of rice residues
7 Summary
8 Future trends
9 Where to look for further information
10 References