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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Rice straw into your gas tank!

According to FAO, we produce about 2 billion tons rice, wheat and other cereal straws and stovers every year. Burning is the main practice in the world to get rid of the straws. Our resutls shows that we can produce about 150-210 m3 methane gas from each ton straw. It means the straw and stovers in the world are enough to produce 350,000,000,000 m3 methane gas per year, which is almost equal to 380,000,000,000 liters gasoline. This biogas can replace 8% of the world consumption of gasoline! See how we burn our valuable resources!

(Burning rice straw after the harvesting)

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