Tag: Nigeria

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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Nigerian entrepreneur devises equipment to produce small-scale ethanol from cassava

Nigerian entrepreneur devises equipment to produce small-scale ethanol from cassava

January 17, 2018 |

In Nigeria, a local entrepreneur in Cross River State who is an instructor at a local technical school has developed a range of agricultural machinery the local community can use to improve agricultural processing, including equipment to produce ethanol from cassava. The equipment is produced from iron and steel. Cassava is grown across the country […]

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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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Nigerian 120,000 liter per day ethanol plant set for commissioning in two months

Nigerian 120,000 liter per day ethanol plant set for commissioning in two months

November 21, 2017 |

In Nigeria, Africa’s largest ethanol plant is set for commissioning in about two months, producing an expected 120,000 liters per day in Ota Ogun state. The plant is expected to supply a third of its production to the wider group of companies under the Sona Group while the rest will be supplied to the domestic […]

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