Global Rice Husk Ash Market, By Form (Pallets, Powder, Flake, Nodule/Granules), Silicon Content (80-84%, 85-89%, 90-94%, More Than 95%), Downstream Application (Concrete Mixes, Building Blocks, Refractory Bricks, Metal Sheets, Roofing Shingles, Insulators, Water Proofing Chemicals, Pesticides, Others) Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029.
Market Analysis and Insights
The global rice husk ash market is expected to gain significant growth in the forecast period of 2022 to 2029. Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the market is growing with a CAGR of 4.9% in the forecast period of 2022 to 2029 and is expected to reach USD 21,381.45 thousand by 2029. The major factor driving the growth of the global rice husk ash market is extensive product scope in the construction industry due to high silica content.
Extensive product scope in the construction industry due to high silica content is expected to drive the global rice husk ash market. Rising awareness about the technical benefits of using rice husk ash is expected to propel the growth of the global rice husk ash market.
The major restraints that may negatively impact the global rice husk ash market are the problems associated with the water/cement ratio by using rice husk ash and the strong market reach of substitutes.
Due to adherence to environmental regulatory norms and lower raw material costs and manufacturing costs, growing demand is expected to provide opportunities in the global rice husk ash market.
However, disposal issues associated with rice husk ash and high dependency on rice paddy production are projected to challenge the global rice husk ash market growth.
Global rice husk ash market report provides details of market share, new developments, the impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, products approvals, strategic decisions, product launches, geographic expansions, and technological innovations in the market. To understand the analysis and the market scenario, contact us for an Analyst Brief; our team will help you create a revenue impact solution to achieve your desired goal.
2022 to 2029
2020 (Customizable to 2019 - 2014)
Revenue in USD Thousand, Volume in Kilo Tonne, Pricing in USD
By Form (Pallets, Powder, Flake, Nodule/Granules), Silicon Content (80-84%, 85-89%, 90-94%, More Than 95%), Downstream Application (Concrete Mixes, Building Blocks, Refractory Bricks, Metal Sheets, Roofing Shingles, Insulators, Water Proofing Chemicals, Pesticides, Others)
U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Germany, U.K., Italy, France, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, and the Rest of Europe, Japan, China, South Korea, India, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia & New Zealand, and Rest of Asia-Pacific, South Africa, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Israel, and the Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market Players Covered
Astrra Chemicals, Global Recycling, K V Metachem, Brisil, The Agrilectric Companies, Rice Husk Ash (Thailand), Guru Corporation, JASORIYA RICE MILL, and PIONEER Carbon, among others
Rice husk ash is a natural by-product recovered from the paddy rice field after rice husking. The casing of rice husk is generally composed of 30% lignin, 20% silica, and 50% cellulose, and if incinerated by controlled thermal decomposition, it turns the residue into ashes.
Rice husk ash is produced after controlled rice husk combustion and possesses a high pozzolanic property and reactivity. It is considered a suitable cementing material in the construction industry, either as a substitute for cement or an admixture. As an admixture, rice husk ash produces high-strength concrete, while substituting cement with rice husk ash produces low-cost building blocks. Rice husk ash is used for producing lightweight construction material as RHA addition makes concrete lighter.
Global Rice Husk Ash Market Dynamics
- Extensive Product Scope in the Construction Industry due to High Silica Content
The application of rice husk ash is gaining dominance in the building & construction industry as it is widely being used as a pozzolan, a filler, additive, abrasive agent, oil adsorbent, sweeping component, and a suspension agent for porcelain enamels. In the cement industry, rice husk ash is used for its amorphous silica to manufacture concrete. It is used to substitute ordinary Portland cement (OPC), a highly expensive and major concrete component. The use of rice husk ash helps produce low-cost building blocks. Low-cost building blocks are highly preferred in many underdeveloped and developing countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, and Indonesia, among many others.
Thus, the growing use of rice husk ash in the construction industry to make concrete and concrete products and other products used, such as bathroom floors, is expected to drive the global rice husk ash market.
- Rising Awareness About the Technical Benefits of Rice Husk Ash
The main use for rice husk ash stands in the building and construction industry as a supplementary cementitious material (SCM) in blended cement as rice husk ash is added to Portland cement to improve some aspects of the performance of the resulting blend
- In addition, rice husk ash-based concrete mixture offers superior resistance against chloride ion penetration in the marine environment. As a result, the application of these concrete mixtures is growing for construction activities in the marine environment. Besides these applications, rice husk ash is used in other sectors such as roofing shingles, waterproofing chemicals, oil spill absorbents, specialty paints, flame retardants, insecticides, and bio-fertilizers may fuel the growth of the global rice husk ash market.
Growth in Production of High-Quality Silica
Growing utilization of high-quality silica obtained from rice husk ash in the building and construction, steel, ceramic, and refractory industries, among many others. This gives a positive outlook on the market growth. The increase in the preference for rice husk ash instead of silica fume and fly ash in the cement and construction industry will influence the market. In addition to environmental and economic advantages, low-energy and simpler methods to obtain pure silica are expected to drive the market while creating new opportunities to develop new industrial applications of rice husk ash.
- Growing Demand Owing to Adherence to Environmental Regulatory Norms
Rice husk is organic waste and is produced in large quantities. It is a major by-product of the rice milling and agro-based biomass industry. Therefore, the use of rice husk ash by-product by other industries help in the reduction of waste, and rice husk ash is used as an additive in many materials and applications, such as refractory brick, manufacturing of insulation, and materials for flame retardants. In addition, rice husk ash is gaining popularity and getting approval from regulatory bodies due to its favorable soil effects in terms of acidity correction. Therefore, the adherence to rice husk ash for various other purposes is expected to provide lucrative opportunities for growth in the global rice husk ash market.
- Increasing Use of Rice Husk Ash to Produce Rubber Tires
Using silica extracted from rice husk ash has other benefits as well. The energy consumed in extracting silica from the traditional source, such as sand, is much higher. It needs to be heated to 1,400 degrees Celsius to extract silica from sand. In comparison, the temperature required for extracting silica from rice husk ash is only 100 degrees Celsius. In addition, silica taken from rice husk ash gives the tread much better strength and stiffness and provides lower rolling resistance. This is expected to provide an opportunity for the growth of the global rice husk ash market.
- Problems Associated with Water/Cement Ratio by Using Rice Husk Ash
Rice husk ash improves the properties of concrete when used in a specific amount, but as the amount of rice husk ash increases, the strength of the cement and concrete tends to decrease as rice husk ash is finer than the cement requires more quantity of water to settle down. This greatly impacts the strength, which is expected to limit the use of rice husk ash in the global rice husk ash market
- Strong Market Reach of Substitutes
The need for silica cannot be fulfilled only by producing silica from the rice husk ash. The conventional methods for silica production are still preferred and employed to cover the increasing need for raw materials in various industries. In addition, the combustion of rice husk to produce rice husk ash produces a lot of pollution, impacting its growth and limiting its use in the forecast period. This will intensify and make the substitutes' market stronger.
- Disposal Issues Associated with Rice Husk Ash
Adoption of hi-tech technologies to tackle waste like rice husk ash and water, while some rice millers are also using the husk ash for good ecological use such as soil rejuvenation and increasing its fertility. In addition, to solve this, rice husk ash is used in different applications for safe disposal. Several ways are being thought of for disposing of rice husk ash by making its commercial use more feasible and efficient. However, the improper disposal of rice husk ash and the lack of facilities in various rice mills is a serious challenge that may hinder the market's growth in the forecast period.
- High Dependency On the Production of Rice Paddy
The percentage of rice husk ash production also depends on the milling rate of rice and what type of rice is available. In addition, rice is a Kharif or winter crop and grows only at a specific time of the year, during the winters. Therefore, it may not be available in bulk quantities throughout the year, which may affect the availability of rice husk ash for other applications in other industries such as the cement industry, silica producing industry, tire industry, and many more. This is coupled with another problem that Asia's share is more than 90% in the world of paddy production. Rice paddy is a primary food grain crop in many Asian countries such as India and China. In 2018, India only accounted for about 21% of the world's rice production. Therefore, it becomes difficult for other parts to have good access to the resources, including the raw material and the finished products. Therefore, the limited geographical presence and total dependency on rice husk in paddy rice is a serious challenge that the global rice husk ash market needs to overcome to register significant growth in the forecast period.
COVID-19 had a Minimal Impact on Global Rice Husk Ash Market
COVID-19 impacted various manufacturing industries in the year 2020-2021 as it led to the closure of workplaces, disruption of supply chains, and restrictions on transportation. However, a significant impact was noticed on rice husk ash in the global operations and supply chain, with multiple manufacturing facilities still operating. The service providers continued offering rice husk ash following sanitation and safety measures in the post-COVID scenario.
- Brisil has been awarded various national and international awards and recognitions for its technology that addresses one of the problems of waste utilization. These include recognition from the Leaders in Innovation Fellowship, Global Cleantech Innovation Programme, and The Economic Times, among others
Global Rice Husk Ash Market Scope
The global rice husk ash market is categorized based on form, silicon content, and downstream application. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze major industry growth segments and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to make strategic decisions to identify core market applications.
- Granule/ Nodules
On the basis of form, the global rice husk ash market is classified into granule/ nodules, pallets, flake, and powder.
- More Than 95%
On the basis of silica content, the global rice husk ash market is classified into 80-84%, 85-89%, 90-94%, and more than 95%.
- Concrete Mixes
- Roofing Shingles
- Building Blocks
- Refractory Bricks
- Metal Sheets
- Water Proofing Chemicals
On the basis of downstream application, the global rice husk ash market is classified into concrete mixes, roofing shingles, building blocks, refractory bricks, metal sheets, insulators, water proofing chemicals, pesticides, and others.
Global Rice Husk Ash Regional Analysis/Insights
The global rice husk ash market is categorized based on country, form, silicon content, and downstream application.
The global rice husk ash market is further segmented into North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. North America is segmented into U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Germany, U.K., Italy, France, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, and the Rest of Europe, Japan, China, South Korea, India, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia & New Zealand, and Rest of Asia-Pacific, South Africa, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Israel, and the Rest of Middle East and Africa.
China is expected to dominate the Asia-Pacific rice husk ash market in terms of market share and revenue and will continue to flourish its dominance during the forecast period. This is due to rising awareness about the technical benefits of rice husk ash in the region. Germany is expected to dominate the Europe rice husk ash market due to the increasing demand for silica from various end-use industries in Europe. The U.S. is anticipated to dominate the North America rice husk ash market due to the growth of the construction and steel industries.
The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in regulations in the market that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points, such as new and replacement sales, country demographics, and import-export tariffs, are some of the major pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. In addition, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to high competition from local and domestic brands and the impact of sales channels are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and Global Rice Husk Ash Market Share Analysis
The global rice husk ash market competitive landscape provides details by competitors. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, production sites and facilities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product trials pipelines, product approvals, patents, product width and breadth, application dominance, technology lifeline curve. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to the global rice husk ash market.
Some of the prominent participants operating in the global rice husk ash market are Astrra Chemicals, Global Recycling, K V Metachem, Brisil, The Agrilectric Companies, Rice Husk Ash (Thailand), Guru Corporation, JASORIYA RICE MILL, and PIONEER Carbon, among others.
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