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Energy Analysis of Rice Husk as Source of Cooking Fuel

This study explores the untapped potential of rice husk waste as a sustainable energy source in Nigeria, a nation facing increasing energy demands. I conducted a comprehensive analysis of rice husk composition, encompassing crucial factors such as moisture (13.80%), ash (10.25%), volatile matter (63.30%), and fixed carbon (12.62%). Additionally, I explored the ultimate composition, revealing percentages of carbon (75.94%), oxygen (18.52%), hydrogen (6.32%), nitrogen (0.91%), and sulfur (0.38%). Remarkably, rice husk boasts an impressive Average Higher Heating Value of 14.40 MJ/Kg, positioning it as a promising and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional biomass sources like wood and coal. This research is pivotal for Nigeria's sustainable energy future, offering an eco-conscious solution to energy needs while reducing reliance on fossil fuels. By harnessing the power of rice husk waste, It can contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable energy landscape, thereby mitigating environmental impacts and enhancing energy security. The potential benefits extend beyond Nigeria, as similar regions facing energy challenges can also adopt this sustainable approach. This study underscores the viability of rice husk waste as a valuable renewable energy resource, providing a path towards a greener and more energy-efficient future. Its utilization not only addresses Nigeria's energy demands but also aligns with global efforts to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with traditional energy sources. This research serves as a catalyst for further exploration and adoption of sustainable energy solutions worldwide.

Energy, Rice Husk, Composition, Biomass, Sustainable

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Muhammad Salihu Balarabe. (2023). Energy Analysis of Rice Husk as Source of Cooking Fuel. American Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics, 8(3), 52-57.

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Muhammad Salihu Balarabe. Energy Analysis of Rice Husk as Source of Cooking Fuel. Am. J. Environ. Resour. Econ. 2023, 8(3), 52-57. doi: 10.11648/j.ajere.20230803.12

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Muhammad Salihu Balarabe. Energy Analysis of Rice Husk as Source of Cooking Fuel. Am J Environ Resour Econ. 2023;8(3):52-57. doi: 10.11648/j.ajere.20230803.12

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