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Rice Husk insulation

A bio-architecture for energy efficient, natural buildings

July 2021
Gallery Rice Husk insulation 1
Gallery Rice Husk insulation 1
01.

Identification

In the EU, buildings under construction are responsible for 40% of energy consumption, 36% of CO2 emissions and generate 1/3 of all waste. Moreover, most of the construction materials used are of petrochemical origin and have a linear life cycle. According to the “Sick building syndrome”, 40% of all materials used in the construction sector are hazardous. From an agricultural point of view, rice is the most consumed food globally with 66% of the world population basing their diet on rice. Every hectare of rice field produces 7 tons of edible product and 10 tons of residues, which must be dismantled. These by-products are burned on a global level, emitting a significant quantity of CO2. Rice Husk's solution tackles the challenging occurring in both the construction and agricultural sector. The company transforms rice residues into 100% natural construction materials that at the end of their service life return to nature. In particular, the company supplies 100% natural insulation material based on rice husk. By using an approach based on bio-architecture, the company enables the construction of energy-efficient, natural buildings, using low-cost rice residues.

Label Date July 2021
From Italy
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Partners, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • 100% natural insulation materials based on rice husk
  • By using only the Italian rice residue, 75% of the entire Italian construction assets could be rebuilt
  • Thermal conductivity of 0.036 W/mk
  • 410 tons of CO2 saved through Ricehouse projects
  • 100% biodegradable product
  • 20% reduction of CO2 compared to traditional building materials
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Reduction on energy costs for more than 30%
  • Creation of new job opportunities in the agricultural sector connected with the collection and management of the rice residues
04.

Activity Region

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Europe

Italy,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

ricehouse s.r.l.

Through the use of rice by-products Ricehouse promotes circular economy from the field to the construction site.

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Headquarters 13811 Province of Biella, Italy
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