Rice husk to turn into silicon-containing materials in Russia?s South

Rice husk to turn into silicon-containing materials in Russia?s SouthRusnano Capital?s Krasnodar asset in South Russia is expected to build the region?s first factory to produce silicon-containing materials from rice husk.

Rusnano Capital?s Krasnodar asset in South Russia is expected to build in partnership with Agro-Alliance, a St. Petersburg headquartered holding company, the Krasnodar region?s first factory to produce silicon-containing materials from rice husk, Rusnano announced. Krasnodar Silicon Dioxide, the project owner, is a portfolio company of Nanoenergo, a fund set up by Rusnano Capital, a financial arm of Russia?s largest nanotech company, to support innovation in the energy sector. The fund?s money is being managed by Sberinvest, an investment arm of Sberbank, Russia?s largest bank. The future complex will be reportedly built in proximity to the production facility of Southern Rice Company, a local Agro-Alliance asset located in the settlement of Kholmskaya in the Krasnodar region. The new factory will engage in waste recovery and production of silicon-containing materials, including silicocarbonous sorbents, low-purity microsilica, and amorphous silicon dioxide. The complex is expected to supply 100% of its demand for electrical energy by utilizing electricity generated in rice husk processing...