Markets for Rice Husk-to-Energy Systems and Equipment

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A worldwide study of markets for U.S. equipment and systems for the production of energy from rice husks was conducted in 1995-96 by a team based at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Agricultural Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The project was carried out in cooperation with Agrilectric Power Inc. and Riceland Foods, Inc., and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through the NationalRenewable Energy Laboratory. The study included: (a) a global overview of the rice industry, rice husk availability and utilization, and husk-to-energy technologies, and (b) case studies of husk utilization and potential markets for husk-to-energy systems and equipment in five countries - the United States, Italy, China, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. The case studies in Italy, China, and Thailandwere based in each case on a field trip to the country by a member of the project team. The study covered the following husk-to-energy technologies: furnace and boiler systems, steam engine systems, steam turbine systems, and gasifier/engine systems.
Original languageAmerican English
PagesVol. I: 171-178
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1996
EventSeventh National Bioenergy Conference - Nashville, Tennessee
Duration: 15 Sep 199620 Sep 1996


ConferenceSeventh National Bioenergy Conference
CityNashville, Tennessee

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and International Energy Projects, Charlotte, North Carolina

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-570-24422


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