Rainbow Bee Eater converts wheat straw to gas fuel

Rainbow Bee Eater converts wheat straw to gas fuel

Rainbow Bee Eater claims its demonstration plant in Kalannie in WA’s central wheatbelt can convert wheat straw and other agricultural residues to high quality gas and biochar through the process of pyrolysis (heating with low oxygen levels).

The gas—a mixture of hydrogen, methane, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen—is believed to be suitable fuel for gas engines. The biochar, mainly carbon and ash, can help some soil types to retain nutrients and water and to stimulate beneficial microorganisms that increase soil health and productivity. Adding biochar to the soil is also a way of storing carbon for very long periods of time.

Contact Ian Stanley, Operations Manager, Rainbow Bee Eater, Kalannie, WA 6468

Phone: 08 9665 1024, 0428 910 351

Email: mooredale@bigpond.com