Tag: Nigeria

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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Italy’s ENI may invest in Nigerian biofuels industry

Italy’s ENI may invest in Nigerian biofuels industry

October 3, 2017 |

In Nigeria, Italy’s ENI is one of the potential international investors interested in setting up a joint venture with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to develop domestic biofuel production. The move is in line with the national strategy to wean itself off of petroleum products as it primarily exports crude and imports refined products. Though […]

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Malaysia’s Bionas signs $2.5 billion MOU for jatropha project in Kaduna state

Malaysia’s Bionas signs $2.5 billion MOU for jatropha project in Kaduna state

September 26, 2017 |

In Nigeria, Malaysia’s Bionas has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kaduna state government to develop a $2.5 billion jatropha project with the aim of producing aviation biofuel. The company first announced its intentions for the project in October 2016 and says the project should already be online in two years. An additional waste-to-energy […]

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Expert says Nigeria can produce biogas if government has political will

Expert says Nigeria can produce biogas if government has political will

September 24, 2017 |

In Nigeria, biogas expert Micheal Kottner told the News Agency of Nigeria that sustainable biogas production is possible if the federal government puts the legal framework in place to support it. Kottner said that even smaller countries than Nigeria are producing biogas at sustainable level because their governments give the support needed through legal frame. […]

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Nigerian sugar council wants E10 to buffer from global oil demand shifts

Nigerian sugar council wants E10 to buffer from global oil demand shifts

September 18, 2017 |

In Nigeria, the National Sugar Development Council wants the country to develop an E10 blending mandate in line with China’s in an effort to boost the agricultural economy and reduce dependence on its oil imports. The government has voiced concerns about China’s shift to E10, which will have an impact on demand for oil imports […]

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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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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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Nigerian oil trading company eyes jatropha for processing in Mississippi

Nigerian oil trading company eyes jatropha for processing in Mississippi

June 13, 2017 |

In Nigeria, oil trading company Taleveras Group has teamed up with the Global Green Development Group to establish jatropha production throughout West Africa with an eye on processing the oil at a biorefinery in Mississippi. The company is scoping out 15,000 ha in Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, South Africa and Ethiopia for the 70 million […]

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