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Rockin’ the cassava: The Shareef don’t like it but Nigeria does

Rockin’ the cassava: The Shareef don’t like it but Nigeria does

November 26, 2017 |

In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kebbi State Government to build an 84 million litres per annum capacity fuel-ethanol project. The Sugarcane and Cassava-Fuel Ethanol Project in Kebbi State would involve the development of 20,000 hectares of an integrated plantation and plant complex. The backstory With about […]

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NNPC to build 65 million liter cassava-based ethanol plant in Ondo state

NNPC to build 65 million liter cassava-based ethanol plant in Ondo state

November 2, 2017 |

In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. will build a 65 million liter per year cassava-based ethanol plant in on 15,000ha provided by the government of Ondo State. Additional investors are expected to participate in the project with the NNPC in the lead, a project that it believes will create 1 million jobs and reduce […]

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UKAID project seeks to boost cassava mechanization and ethanol production in Nigeria

UKAID project seeks to boost cassava mechanization and ethanol production in Nigeria

October 31, 2017 |

In Nigeria, an UKAID-funded project is seeking to help cassava farmers mechanize their harvest too boost production efficiency while grouping them together in clusters in an effort to increase opportunities for ethanol production. The country is the largest cassava grower in the world while ethanol demand is around 400 million liters annually. The Cassava Mechanization […]

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Nigerian NGO concerned GM cassava is a “gateway” for other GM crops

Nigerian NGO concerned GM cassava is a “gateway” for other GM crops

September 6, 2017 |

In Nigeria, a local NGO has lashed out at attempts to carry out a controlled trial of GM cassava as a potential ethanol feedstock, saying that the move by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, (IITA) and Zurich, Switzerland-based ETHZ Laboratories was a sly way to open the door for other GM crops such as […]

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Sunbird Bioenergy developing cassava outgrower program

Sunbird Bioenergy developing cassava outgrower program

August 7, 2017 |

In Zambia, Sunbird Bioenergy Africa’s project team mobilized to Kawambwa, Luapula Province, Zambia, to commence work on a cassava out-grower program that will provide the sustainable feedstock for a bioenergy project that is expected to produce 120 million liters of bioethanol per year for the country’s ethanol-fuel blending program. The program includes: • Development of […]

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Cassava production could bring more cash to Nigeria

Cassava production could bring more cash to Nigeria

August 5, 2017 |

In Nigeria, cassava could become a focus for the country’s industrial growth and provide increased income from their 47 million tons of cassava tubers that are produced in the country each year. Currently, cassava is used for food consumption in the country, but could be expanded for industrial use such as biofuel, livestock feed, flour, […]

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Nigerian cassava could save $2.54 billion in annual ethanol imports

Nigerian cassava could save $2.54 billion in annual ethanol imports

July 18, 2017 |

In Nigeria, the national cassava producers association believes the country can save $2.54 billion in ethanol imports annually and generate $4.13 billion in revenue if cassava is used for producing ethanol. Currently only 3% of ethanol consumption is produced domestically. Under a previous administration, the government had pushed for a 20% inclusion of cassava in […]

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Chinese to invest in 100,000 ton per year Cambodia cassava ethanol project

Chinese to invest in 100,000 ton per year Cambodia cassava ethanol project

May 24, 2017 |

In Cambodia, as part of China’s “The Belt and Road Initiative”, Hong Kong-based North Asia Resources will buy 14,000ha in Pursat Province for more than $52 million in order to produce cassava that will supply a 100,000 metric ton per year ethanol plant. Methane, carbon dioxide, bio-solid organic fertilizers and bio-power generation will also be […]

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China New Energy scores $12.5 million in contracts to build cassava ethanol plant in Ghana

China New Energy scores $12.5 million in contracts to build cassava ethanol plant in Ghana

March 29, 2017 |

In the UK, China New Energy announced it has won a number of contracts with Supercare Group Limited of Ghana and CNBM General Machinery Co., Ltd in China to construct a new ethanol plant in Ghana. The contracts are in relation to the building of a cassava-to-ethanol plant in Ghana that will have a production […]

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Thai researchers use yeast to lower cassava ethanol production costs

Thai researchers use yeast to lower cassava ethanol production costs

March 22, 2017 |

In Thailand, researchers from the Thailand Institute of Science and Technological Research have discovered that the yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae can be used to better produce ethanol from cassava thanks to its heat resistance and speed in consuming sugars, reducing production costs down to those of molasses. The research leading to the discovery took 18 months […]

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