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Rice Husk, From Garbage to Energy Source

Rice Husk or Paddy Husk is agricultural waste in the form of paddy husk that has been separated from the rice, which turns out to be a renewable energy source. When rice becomes the staple food of the community, paddy husk waste is usually just thrown away by burning it into ashes.

But that was before the development of science. With the development of modern agricultural knowledge, paddy husk began to be developed because it has great potential. Finally, people realized that rice husks should not be thrown away.

Agricultural Waste that Has Many Uses

This agricultural waste has many uses in various sectors. Its utilization includes the livestock sector, plant media, alternative fuel tools, and new energy sources for the medical world.

Planting Media

illustration of paddy (photo: mongabay)

Paddy husk can be a nutrient for plants because it contains nutrients that are beneficial for growing plants. By partially burning it, paddy husk ash becomes an effective plant-growing medium and makes the soil in it fertile and loose. That way, plant roots absorb a lot of fig content in the soil in which there is rice husk. In addition, Paddy Husk is the right medium for planting with hydroponic methods.

Paddy Husk for Duck Cage

ducks laying eggs on paddy husks (photo: Facebook/kinasih)

Farm animals such as chickens and ducks need warmth in the cage, where they live. Then the cage mat plays an important role as a place to rest and a place to lay eggs. most poultry farmers make rice husk or rice husk as the main choice for a comfortable livestock cage mat.

How to use it? It is very easy, to sprinkle rice husk on the base of the cage or the ground where the livestock is located. With paddy husk, livestock will be more productive. Paddy husk is very efficient in maintaining the humidity of the cage, maintaining the dryness of the cage, and preventing bacterial diseases in livestock. In addition, the ease of replacing old rice husk with new rice husk makes it the best choice for poultry bedding.

As Animal Feed Material

chicken feed from processed rice husks (photo: Facebook/kinasih)

Rice husk as a feed ingredient for chickens or ducks does not make sense due to the hard structure of rice husk if its use for animal bedding is still logical.

However, we need to know that fermented and rotted rice husks have high protein content and high energy. The content is good for the growth of livestock and saves costs.

Fertilizer

plants on paddy husk fertilizer (photo: nuansa)

Plants need fertilizers as nutrients for their growth. The main factors in good plant growth are fertilizer and adequate water. It turns out that the outermost layer of rice called paddy husk is useful as a fertilizer that mentions plants. The chemical elements contained in rice husks are very good for soil fertility.

The way to use it is by burning the paddy husk into ash. Then mix the rice husk into the planting medium. It is better to use when sowing plant seeds or sowing seeds in plant pots. For optimal results to fertilize the soil, mix the rice husk with a little compost.

Beneficial for Healthcare

Various health studies have found anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant substances in rice husk content. In addition, paddy husk can inhibit the formation of free radicals. Liquid smoke produced from processing rice husks has many uses in the health sector.

Read here: Essential Oils Maintain Body Balance

Environmentally Friendly Energy Solution

Paddy husk provides an environmentally friendly energy solution while reusing waste from rice production, thus contributing to a more sustainable environment.

One of them is processing paddy husk into a denser object, forming it like small cylindrical pellets that can replace conventional fuels. The energy produced by rice husk pellets is home heating, stoves, and environmentally friendly biomass power plants.

Today the world needs innovation to reduce radiation, reduce carbon, and reduce agricultural waste such as rice husks. It is time for us to use environmentally friendly energy such as paddy husk pellets.

As a Renewable Energy Source

rice husk briquettes (photo: tribun)

So far, the energy needs of countries in the world still depend on fossil-derived fuels in the earth. Meanwhile, fossils themselves are non-renewable natural resources. So that the production of petroleum from these fossils will decrease. Developed countries continue to think about how to find new areas that have large petroleum content.

Meanwhile, Indonesia, a country in Southeast Asia, is the largest producer of rice. Thus, rice husk, which is the waste from paddy milling, is also abundant. The calorific value contained in rice husk is very large to be converted into a new energy source. Studies on biomass as a new energy source continue to be developed. In conclusion, paddy husk has great potential to be developed as renewable energy.

Energy for Power Generation

Indonesia is currently focusing on developing Biomass Power Plants. The sufficiency of electricity to meet the needs of the community’s electricity availability uses biomass energy.

Therefore, power plants require fuels such as paddy husk, wood, straw, and others to operate. Now we can imagine that the future energy potential is shifting to biomass instead of relying on petroleum.

Rice Husk Pellets

Paddy husk pellets illustration (photo: doc)

Biomass or a new energy source capable of powering a power plant has a large size. Can paddy husk be used more easily and practically for daily needs? Given its large size, we need rice husk in a small and simple size but has a large energy content in it.

Paddy husk pellets are a clean, efficient, and sustainable energy source.  It is made from compacted and cylindrical rice husk.

Meanwhile, rice husk pellets with large energy content are being developed and produced by companies engaged in agriculture, chemicals, and energy. The company Malang Agro Resources in Malang, Indonesia is developing small pellet-sized paddy husk. It is used as a simple and convenient energy source such as home heating, and stove power.

Summary

Of the various uses of paddy husk, Indonesia has the greatest potential for biomass production and renewable energy sources.

Indonesia’s natural potential can produce new energy sources to replace fossil fuels such as plantation wood, wood pellets, paddy husk pellets, and wood chips.

It is time for us to utilize Agricultural Waste and process it into biomass resources. That is what encourages Malang Agro Resources Company to contribute to Indonesian Agricultural Products. In addition, biomass energy is the company’s priority in developing wood pellets, paddy husk pellets, wood chips, and agricultural machinery.

Malang Agro Resources

PT Malang Agro Resources

Jalan Villa Golf Indah 18 Tirtomoyo,

Pakis, Malang Regency, East Java

65154, Indonesia

Phone Number : +6281334555832

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