Tag: cassava

Cassava seed planting kicks off at SunBird Zambia

Cassava seed planting kicks off at SunBird Zambia

December 31, 2018 |

In Zambia, local press reports that planting of cassava for SunBird’s $800 million ethanol project has begun, creating 1,000 new jobs as a result. The project was commissioned by the president back in 2015 but is finally starting to get off the ground now with cassava seed planting underway. An estimated commissioning date for the […]

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Nigerian cassava project already planting 47,000 ha

Nigerian cassava project already planting 47,000 ha

November 26, 2018 |

In Nigeria, although the agreement between Kebbi State and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. to promote cassava-based ethanol production was signed just last week, already 47,000 ha are being planted with the crop. Some of the crop will be used to produce seed stock for planting the entire 350,000 ha envisioned by the collaboration. The […]

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Nigerian manufacturing group gets Odo state support to expand into cassava ethanol and palm oil production

Nigerian manufacturing group gets Odo state support to expand into cassava ethanol and palm oil production

November 8, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the Odo state government has promised local manufacturing conglomerate Nosak Group support in securing land that will help the company expand its operations into oil palm plantations and palm oil manufacturing as well as cassava growing for ethanol feedstock. The company already produces industrial ethanol and recently toured China, Vietnam and Thailand to […]

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Ubon Bio Ethanol to get more cassava feedstock thanks to bioeconomy scheme

Ubon Bio Ethanol to get more cassava feedstock thanks to bioeconomy scheme

July 24, 2018 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that Ubon Bio Ethanol expects an additional 80,000 metric tons of organic cassava grown on about 20,000 rai to be supplied through outgrowers next year as part of the government’s bioeconomy scheme that aims at boosting family farming income. Already about 20,000 tons from contract farming is expected for […]

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Nigerian cassava growers look to develop five ethanol plants in Edo State

Nigerian cassava growers look to develop five ethanol plants in Edo State

July 16, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the cassava growers association in Edo State are promoting the implementation of five ethanol pilot plants in three districts of the state in an effort to boost cassava production. The facilities are expected to require 1.25 million in total investment. Some regions suffer from a glut while in other regions processors have a […]

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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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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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