Tag: Nigeria

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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NNPC to invest up to $100 million in Mayine Sugar Project in Adamawa

NNPC to invest up to $100 million in Mayine Sugar Project in Adamawa

May 22, 2017 |

In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company has agreed to invest up to $100 million in the proposed Mayine Sugar Project in Adamawa that is meant to produce ethanol. The project is in its early stages with technical teams from NNPC and the state government set to meet to further plan the project. The government […]

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Nigerian researchers develop biogas process for chicken manure and invasive plants

Nigerian researchers develop biogas process for chicken manure and invasive plants

May 3, 2017 |

In Nigeria, researchers developed a process to pre-treat chicken droppings, and then have anaerobic microbes digest the waste and Mexican sunflowers together. Eight kilograms of poultry waste and sunflowers produced more than 3 kg of biogas — more than enough fuel to drive the reaction and have some leftover for other uses such as powering […]

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Biofuels Nigeria Ltd. signs deal for $16.5 million biodiesel plant in Kogi state

Biofuels Nigeria Ltd. signs deal for $16.5 million biodiesel plant in Kogi state

February 20, 2017 |

In Nigeria, Biofuels Nigeria Ltd. has signed an agreement with Kogi state for the offtake of a proposed $16.5 million 100,000 liter per day biodiesel plant. The company has been producing biodiesel from used cooking oil for more than a decade and has been working to develop biodiesel from jatropha. The government’s strategy to push […]

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Nigeria preparing to fundraise $50 million biofuel equity investment vehicle

Nigeria preparing to fundraise $50 million biofuel equity investment vehicle

February 8, 2017 |

In Nigeria, the country’s central bank announced it is setting up a $50 billion equity investment fund to kickstart commercial biofuel production in the country, funded entirely by state-owned companies and the various domestic investment banks along with support from various multilateral agencies like the United Nations Environmental Program and the United Nations Development Program. […]

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Calls for Nigeria to implement 2007 E10 policy at last

Calls for Nigeria to implement 2007 E10 policy at last

February 6, 2017 |

In Nigeria, the Acting Executive Director of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency has echoed the call of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resource who upon assumption of office sought for the fast tracking of implementation of the E10 biofuel policy that has lingered on the books since 2007 without going anywhere. The country […]

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Nigeria needs 2.4 million liters of biodiesel daily for B20 to comply with COP21

Nigeria needs 2.4 million liters of biodiesel daily for B20 to comply with COP21

December 7, 2016 |

In Nigeria, the country’s jatropha association says that in order to achieve the goals set for compliance with COP21, Africa’s largest population would need to consume 2.4 million liters of biodiesel daily, or roughly a 20% blend with existing diesel consumption. The association hopes to have 100,000ha of jatropha planted by 2017 and a total […]

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Study shows health of pregnant Nigerian women improves with ethanol cooking

Study shows health of pregnant Nigerian women improves with ethanol cooking

November 23, 2016 |

In Nigeria, a study led by researchers from the University of Chicago found that pregnant women switching to cooking with ethanol from fuel wood may mitigate cardiovascular health risks. Following the study, 80% of the 324 pregnant women evaluated are still using the ethanol stoves rather than switching back. In the study, biomarkers were studied […]

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