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Close-Loop Farm Biomass Recovery System For Agriculture and Small-Scale Industry1

 Rizal G. Corales2, Bernardo D. Tadeo3, Jocel C. Cordero4, Dexter L. Orpilla5, Hanshel Z. Layaoen6, Rossana E. Espiritu7, Manuel Jose C. Regalado8, Aurora M. Corales9, Larry A. Santos10,  Julius T. Sajor11, Maevelyn Kathryn D. Tupasi12, Sandro D. Canete13, Jeny V. Raviz14, Truong H. Xuan15, Ailon Oliver V. Capistrano16, Leylani M. Juliano17, Madonna C. Casimero18



The development and evaluation of practical close-loop biomass conversion processes and models, and biomass by-products by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) enhanced the utilization of farm biomass to agriculture and small-scale         industry.

The close-loop biomass conversion technologies developed enhanced the processing and utilization of biomass resources by producing valuable line products such as organic nutrients/fertilizers, soil conditioners, feed supplements, and microbial        inoculants for agriculture, and energy and other line products for industry. The generated technologies provide additional income and job opportunities to rural communities and reducing environmental impacts and health hazards.

Keywords:  carbonization, carbonization-gasification process, close-loop rice biomass recovery system, fermentation-decomposition process, microbial technology

1Paper presented at the 5th National Grains Postproduction Conference of the Philippine Rice Postproduction Consortium (PRPC) held on 17-18 July 2007 at the Royal Mandaya Hotel, Davao City, Philippines; 2,9  Senior Science Research Specialist; 3,8Supervising Science Research Specialist; 15,18Chief Science Research Specialist; 4,5,6,7,10,13,16,17Science Research Specialist; 11,12,14Science Research Assistant, Philippine Rice Research Institute, Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.