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Green Wood

Green Wood is a new particle board made from rice husk waste to solve air pollution and a building materials shortage problem in rural India. Every year, sometimes twice a year, agricultural-based countries like India and Egypt see massive blackouts as farmers burn wheat chaff and rice husk waste after harvesting their crops. More than half of the world’s people eat rice as a staple food and, for every five tons of rice harvested, one ton of husk is produced. The left-overs have little commercial value for farmers, but Green Wood hopes to change that. Taking a massive problem that leads to respiratory disease and greenhouse gases, Green Wood is repurposing agricultural waste, turning it into much-needed renewably-sourced building materials.
Award Categories:
Materials, Resources & Water
Award Year:
2017
Nominee URL:
Green Wood

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