At KRBL, we drive value at every end of the value chain, whether it be the rice or its by-product such as bran.
Rice bran oil is extracted from rice bran, the outer layer of the rice grain, which can further be converted into nutraceutical (health food) products. It is also a good source of edible/industrial oil with an oil content anywhere between 16% to 25%. In less than 6 hours, rice bran passes through the conveyors to produce the crude form of rice bran oil which is then further sent to the refinery where crystal clear edible oil is manufactured.
Rice bran oil provides healthy fats and a variety of nutrients. Its several compounds have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects. Tocotrienols, a group of antioxidants in rice bran oil, may have anticancer effects. Rice bran oil is also considered to be the best oil for the heart, having fat reduction qualities, and is said to support healthy blood sugar levels by improving insulin resistance, a risk factor for type 2 diabetes.
Besides by-products such as rice bran oil, furfural, power and cattle feed, at KRBL, we also produce pulses and sesame seeds.
Furfural is a key organic chemical; an almond-scented, oily, colorless liquid that turns yellow to dark brown when exposed to air. It has many applications including oil refining and been addressed as one of the most important biomass-derived chemicals.
Furfural is a non-toxic chemical. Wastewater rejected from the “B” fractionator is the only waste effluent from the unit. The water stream normally contains only a trace quantity of furfural, which is biodegradable.
Waste-to-energy is gaining more and more attention as landfill costs and environmental concerns increase in many countries including India.
We at KRBL, produce non-conventional power from the burning husk. We delve into generating and meeting our power requirements through rice by-products and supplying the rest to PSEB (Punjab State Electricity Board).
Paddy husk can be used in the boiler as fuel. Also, rice husk ash is a good source of silica, which can be used for the manufacture of sodium silicate and silica gel. Husk can also be used for the manufacture of rice husk boards, which work as a great substitute for plywood / wood. Rice husk is a source of raw material for the manufacture of furfural and allied chemicals.