In many Asian countries, rice straw is a major agricultural residual flow. ECOBoards international has been creating panels made from the shredded stems for several years. Through application of heat and pressure the fragments are bound by lignin, a substance that is present in the rice straw. This results in a firm board material that contains no glue and that can last for years. Moreover, every kilo of ECOBoard captures 0,98 kilogram of CO2 from the air.