RiceCycle is a multi-disciplinary engineering team committed to working on problems of global relevance. RiceCycle's mission is to provide affordable, sustainable energy and a supplementary income stream to under-served communities around the world whilst simultaneously advancing students technical engineering skills.
To achieve their goal, RiceCycle develop small-scale generators which transform readily-available agricultural waste into clean, sustainable energy in developing countries. Students have the opportunity to make global impact whilst gaining invaluable practical engineering experience working on real-world problems.
Major goals and achievements
RiceCycle are currently working on developing the Gasifier prototype. The prototype is designed to be made from re-purposed and recycled materials. The rick husk is then incinerated under controlled conditions to create a gas which can be used with a modified generator to create electricity. The ash from the incineration can be used as a bi-product to make cement, creating a secondary income for farmers in developing economies.
In collaboration with UNSW’s international partners, Ricecycle intends to implement a pilot program by the end of 2018.