Tag: Rice

Rising from the Ashes: Renewable Silica from Rice Husk Ash

Rising from the Ashes: Renewable Silica from Rice Husk Ash

September 6, 2017 |

By Dr Kapil Shyam Lokare, Founder/Director of E2IG Solutions Pvt Ltd Special to The Digest At 758.8 million tonnes (503.6 million tonnes, milled basis), world paddy production in 2017 would stand 0.8 percent, or 5.8 million tons, above a revised estimate for 2016. The comparatively modest year-on-year increase mirrors constraints posed by tight margins and heightened […]

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Thailand to use spoiled rice as ethanol feedstock to fill the supply gap

Thailand to use spoiled rice as ethanol feedstock to fill the supply gap

December 8, 2016 |

In Thailand, 4 million metric tons of spoiled rice is set for use as feedstock for ethanol production to help fill the gap in supplies required to meet current blending mandates. The late start to the sugarcane crush means an ethanol supply shortage is expected in December and January, so the department of energy business […]

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PNNL researchers lead decade-long study on rice modification for bioenergy

PNNL researchers lead decade-long study on rice modification for bioenergy

August 6, 2015 |

In Washington state, with the addition of a single gene, rice can be cultivated to emit virtually no methane from its paddies during growth. It also packs much more of the plant’s desired properties, such as starch for a richer food source and biomass for energy production, according to a study in Nature. The results, which […]

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Rice is nice, but can it be less of a methane-belching device? PNNL says “yes, if you take our advice”

Rice is nice, but can it be less of a methane-belching device? PNNL says “yes, if you take our advice”

July 29, 2015 |

In Washington state, researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found that with the addition of a single gene, rice can be cultivated to emit virtually no methane from its paddies during growth. With the change, it also packs much more of the plant’s desired properties, such as starch for a richer food source […]

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Biofuels conversion at 10X speed? Rice researchers say yes

Biofuels conversion at 10X speed? Rice researchers say yes

August 11, 2011 |

In Texas, researchers from Rice University have developed a genetically modified e.coli bacteria that can produce butanol, from glucose and mineral salts,  about 10 times faster than any previously reported organism. “Rather than going with the process nature uses to build fatty acids, we reversed the process that it uses to break them apart,” said […]

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