Tag: Nigeria

Nigerian ethanol sector says policies favoring imports stymying industry growth

Nigerian ethanol sector says policies favoring imports stymying industry growth

May 14, 2019 |

In Nigeria, the local Guardian newspaper reports that the country imports as much as 350 million liters of ethanol production annually while only supplying 6% of demand from domestic production from two new facilities despite an abundance of cassava. The CEO of one of the facilities said that national policy has favored imports versus domestic […]

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Ondo State needs 4,000 cassava farmers to supply planned ethanol project

Ondo State needs 4,000 cassava farmers to supply planned ethanol project

April 11, 2019 |

In Nigeria, local press reports that at least 4,000 cassava farmers in Ondo State will be required to produce the 146,000 metric tons of feedstock needed annually for the ethanol production facility currently under development. The Ondo state governor’s wife is pushing for the inclusion of women farmers in the project that has received support […]

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Nigerian cassava-based ethanol plant getting close to launch

Nigerian cassava-based ethanol plant getting close to launch

March 19, 2019 |

In Nigeria, local press reports that the planned ethanol production facility in Ondo state is expected to come online soon, though a date for commissioning wasn’t reported. The article said the project came about following the governor’s trip to China last year, insinuating that the technology for the project could be Chinese. The plant is […]

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Nigeria to begin ethanol production from sweet sorghum by the end of Q1

Nigeria to begin ethanol production from sweet sorghum by the end of Q1

January 14, 2019 |

In Nigeria, by the end of Q1, local press reports that the first ethanol and glucose syrup facility using sweet sorghum as feedstock should be commissioned and ready to begin production. The project is a result of several years testing Chinese-origin sweet sorghum varieties across several states to ensure robustness in the local environment and […]

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USGC Finds Potential for Growing Ethanol Markets in Nigeria and Ghana

USGC Finds Potential for Growing Ethanol Markets in Nigeria and Ghana

January 6, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council conducted a market assessment mission to Nigeria and Ghana gauging the potential for U.S. ethanol exports to these countries. “The mission identified a need for higher ethanol volumes and engaged government and industry directly on enforceable biofuels policy as well as demonstrated the United States’ role as a […]

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Nigerian university developing mini-biodiesel plant to promote jatropha use

Nigerian university developing mini-biodiesel plant to promote jatropha use

December 13, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the University of Ilorin is developing a pilot mini-biodiesel production facility that will use jatropha as feedstock. The mini-plant is meant to show rural communities who already grow the oilseed tree extensively the energy production opportunities available to offset fossil fuel consumption. The university itself already planted 55 hectares of jatropha back in […]

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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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Nigerian government to invest $30 million in Ondo cassava ethanol project

Nigerian government to invest $30 million in Ondo cassava ethanol project

October 23, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the federal government has pledged $30 million towards the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp.’s cassava-based ethanol project in Ondo state that will see 15,000 acres of land used to grow the crop. Land movement is expected to begin this week while the official groundbreaking for the project will take place in November. The project […]

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State government taking deductions from staff salaries to pay for biofuel cookers

State government taking deductions from staff salaries to pay for biofuel cookers

September 22, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the state governor for Cross River, Ben Ayade, is requiring a salary deduction of every civil and public servant in the state for the purchase of biofuel cookers and lamps, which staff are not happy about. This comes after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Alvila Technologies Limited, supposedly a close associate of […]

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