Straw Innovations

Helping rice farmers increase production and decrease emissions


Rice is the staple food for half the world's population, yet it holds two dark secrets:

1) Production needs to increase by 25% by 2050, yet productivity is expected to decrease by 15% due to climate change.

2) Rice is also a major emitter, responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire global aviation industry.

We need more rice, with lower emissions.


Straw Innovations' proprietary technologies can harvest rice straw - even from boggy fields. This halves the collection costs and also halves methane emissions from straw that would otherwise be left there to rot.

Having rescued the straw, it is converted into a biochar fertiliser that improves the soil and increases subsequent rice yields by 18-27%.

Waste heat from the biochar production can be used to dry the rice instead of polluting kerosene or diesel.

More rice with lower emissions. That's Straw Innovations.