Infrared Drying of Rice to Improve Energy Efficiency and Disinfestation


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Infrared Drying of Rice to Improve Energy Efficiency and Disinfestation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The PIER Food Industry Energy Research (FIER) program is funding proposals encouraging energy efficiency, cost savings, reliability & environmental stewardship in the CA food processing industry. This project will use two types of laboratory infrared dryers to conduct experiments on the infrared drying of rice. This work will establish optimum operating parameters and effectiveness of infrared treatment on disinfestations & reducing microbial counts.

Contact Information

Nancy Libonati
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15301 (1)
Reasons for Exemption
This project will be conducted at an existing facility and involves no expansion of use beyond that existing at the beginning of the contract.

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