According to a guidance report issued by the NDRC and other institutions, by 2020, gasified straw will be the main energy resource for rural life and will be supplied to households, township schools, hospitals, nursing homes, etc. for heating. The comprehensive utilization of straw in the region will reach 85%, an effective alternative to rural use of scattered coal. The NDRC and other departments will promote the construction of standardized storage facilities for straw and special equipment for straw storage and transportation, in addition to incentive measures.
China Bio news release, January 3, 2018