(SeeNews) - Nov 24, 2011 - The Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) unveiled a project in Cambodia to use rice husks for renewable energy generation.
Government-controlled NEDO and Cambodia's Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy have on November 22 signed a memorandum of understanding on the project. It will involve the installation at a rice milling facility of a compact-sized power generation unit to use rice husks as fuel. The produced power and heat will then be used to run an energy-efficient rice husk separator, while the waste biochar will be applied as soil conditioner, NEDO said.
Installation of the equipment is to be finalised in the summer of 2012, with demonstration operation of the system planned to continue until March 2013.