Title: Economic utilisation of rice straw - an effort for preventing social hazard

Authors: Pardeep Aggarwal; Anu Prashaant

Addresses: Amity Business School, F-3 Block, Amity University Campus, Sector-125, Noida, 201 313, Gautam Budh Nagar, U.P., India ' Amity Business School, F-3 Block, Amity University Campus, Sector-125, Noida, 201 313, Gautam Budh Nagar, U.P., India

Abstract: Plumes of smoke because of rice straw burning is common in Northern States of India. Thus there is a need to promote utilisation of rice straw for power generation and ethanol production. To achieve this, there is a need for a sustainable supply chain management of rice straw. Presently, there is only one 12 MW, 100% rice straw-based power plant in India being operated by M/s PBPL. The plant consumes one million tonnes of rice straw annually at 70% plant load factor.

Keywords: rice straw burning; stubble burning; field burning; pollution haze; rice straw-based power plant; rice straw storage; rice straw costing; rice straw usage; rice straw baling; rice straw fuel feeding system; pollution reduction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2019.097606

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2019 Vol.23 No.2, pp.97 - 112

Available online: 07 Dec 2018 *

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