How to make an edible honeycomb
A honeycomb made from rice hulls could be used to make edible, biodegradable honey, researchers say.
It’s the first time that a commercially viable crop has been grown from the hulls of rice, and the results could help reduce the use of landfills and help the world’s poorest people.
JENNI RIVERA/FAIRFAX NZ Professor Jens Hahn and his students have developed a new, bioremediating honeycomb.
“It is a way of making a bioreconstruct with rice hull, which is a biodegradeable material,” says Jens.
This bioreactor is made of rice hull and the hull is filled with a nutrient solution, such as nitrogen.
The solution can then be used as a source of energy.
The hull can then turn into honeycomb by using oxygen.
Henna made from the rice hull would be used in the production of a honeycomb in the future.
The hulls can be grown on the rice paddies of the world or they can be exported from South Africa to other countries, such, Brazil.
To grow a honeycombs from the raw hulls would require a massive amount of energy, but this would also reduce the need for landfilling.
“It’s very important to make a food from a resource that is available, which also reduces the use and waste of resources,” says Professor Hahn.
There are also benefits to using bioreactors for food production.
Bioplastics could also be used for food packaging.
Rice hull is the main ingredient in a variety of different food products, including rice flour, pasta, soy sauce, margarine and margarine butter.
But the hull can also be harvested and processed into the biofuels known as biodiesel, biodiesel oil, and biodiesel products.
Bioreactants have the potential to produce food without landfiller and waste.
In the next few years, the researchers are hoping to apply their new technique to other crops, such berry crops.
“We could grow a food crop that is biodegraded in the lab, and then we would be able to use the harvested material to make biodiesel and to make biofuel from it,” Professor Hannon says.
With new methods to generate renewable energy, biofuecosystems could become more sustainable, says Professor Mark Rees, a researcher at the University of Technology Sydney.
“They will not only provide a much cheaper alternative to fossil fuels, but they will provide more renewable energy.”
The University of Sydney’s Mark Reess says the university is keen to develop its own biofuethanol fuel, but there are many challenges to that.
He is also worried that using the hull to make oil is not a viable alternative to using wood to produce the fuel.
“I don’t know whether the use will be viable,” Professor Rees says.
“What we’re seeing is that we’ve developed this new technique and now we need to find out whether it will be commercially viable or not.”
This could be the start of a revolution in biofuetas production.
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