Tag: Nigeria

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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Nigeria teams with China on 10 large-scale biofuel facilities

Nigeria teams with China on 10 large-scale biofuel facilities

September 5, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the national oil company NNPC has agreed a two-part MOU deal with Chinese private sector consortiums to develop no less than 10 large-scale biofuel production complexes. The head of the NNPC said the development of the first three would be under way by the end of the year. The agreements were signed at […]

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Nigeria promoting jatropha among farmers again

Nigeria promoting jatropha among farmers again

August 2, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the government’s Raw Materials Research and Development Council wants to revive interest in jatropha as potential feedstock for biodiesel. The council’s director general says as much as 200,000 ha of jatropha should be planted for biodiesel feedstock as well as for presscake that can be used for biogas feedstock. The council has been […]

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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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NNPC begins community consultations on planned Cross River palm oil biodiesel project

NNPC begins community consultations on planned Cross River palm oil biodiesel project

July 16, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company has started community consultations in three areas of Cross River state where it plans to develop a palm oil-based biodiesel project. About 26,000 ha of oil palm is anticipated for the project that will be processed into biodiesel later used for 20% blending into fossil diesel as well […]

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Nigerian governor compensates 77 families for land to make way for cassava ethanol project

Nigerian governor compensates 77 families for land to make way for cassava ethanol project

March 22, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the governor of Oyo has paid compensation to 77 families who have given up their land for a new cassava-based ethanol plant that will source cassava from 4,000 farmers. The ethanol plant is expected to come online in the next two years. Local authorities have lauded the governor for prompt compensation to the […]

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Nigerian farmers begin to plant sugarcane for ethanol project in Kebbi

Nigerian farmers begin to plant sugarcane for ethanol project in Kebbi

March 5, 2018 |

In Nigeria, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding last year between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the state government of Kebbi, farmers have been planting sugarcane to supply a new ethanol facility that will be developed there. The governor has promised to provide harvesting machinery to facilitate the cane harvest as well […]

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Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation signs MOU with Kogi State to develop ethanol production

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation signs MOU with Kogi State to develop ethanol production

February 27, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Kogi State Government have executed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of fuel-ethanol processing plant that would produce 84 million liters of biofuel per year. Speaking during the signing of the MoU in Abuja, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, […]

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