Environmental and Economic Potential of Rice Husk Use in Angiang Province, Vietnam

T. Pham Thi Mai, K.H. Kurisu & K. Hanaki
To evaluate CO2 emission mitigation potential and cost effectiveness of rice husk utilization, Life Cycle Cost Analysis was conducted for 9 scenarios developed in our study. The results reveal that ceasing open burning alone has a large CO2 mitigation potential. The use of briquettes, even though CO2 is emitted during the production stage, can still contribute to CO2 emission mitigation than rice husk burning or dumping. In the power generation scenarios, gasification is the most...