Tag: cassava

NNPC to cultivate cassava plantations for biofuels

NNPC to cultivate cassava plantations for biofuels

July 26, 2020 |

In Nigeria, The Street Journal reports that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation moved to cultivate 2,675 hectares of cassava plantations in Kebbi State mainly for the processing of biofuels (bioethanol) in their quest for cleaner, renewable energy. This statement by the Kebbi state government committee on Biofuels, through its Chairman, Prof. Mohammad Ka’oje said that […]

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Sunbird Bioenergy signs up 1,700 cassava farmers in Zambia during first month of recruitment drive

Sunbird Bioenergy signs up 1,700 cassava farmers in Zambia during first month of recruitment drive

February 25, 2020 |

In Zambia, the Lusaka Times newspaper reports that Sunbird Bioenergy has managed to sign up 1,700 farmers for its cassava-based ethanol plant of the 20,000 in total required to supply its ethanol plant. The country’s president kicked off the company’s farmer recruitment drive last month. Sunbird Bioenergy’s CEO said he was impressed by the speed […]

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Cassava could be bigger than oil for Nigeria with proper investment

Cassava could be bigger than oil for Nigeria with proper investment

October 16, 2019 |

In Nigeria, the Nation newspaper reports that the national cassava growers association says the cassava supply chain is seriously under-utilized and that with proper investment the crop could be used as feedstock to produce ethanol, replacing 400 million liters of annual ethanol imports valued at $442 million. A properly functioning cassava supply chain could also […]

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Chinese to invest $620 million in Gabon cassava-based ethanol project

Chinese to invest $620 million in Gabon cassava-based ethanol project

September 17, 2019 |

In Gabon, local press reports that Chinese investors are set to plow $620 million into a facility that will produce 300,000 metric tons of ethanol from cassava annually. The 900,000 tons of feedstock required annually from the project will be grown on 83,000 hectares of land for plantation that the government must give over, but […]

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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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Cassava seed planting kicks off at SunBird Zambia

Cassava seed planting kicks off at SunBird Zambia

December 31, 2018 |

In Zambia, local press reports that planting of cassava for SunBird’s $800 million ethanol project has begun, creating 1,000 new jobs as a result. The project was commissioned by the president back in 2015 but is finally starting to get off the ground now with cassava seed planting underway. An estimated commissioning date for the […]

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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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Ubon Bio Ethanol to get more cassava feedstock thanks to bioeconomy scheme

Ubon Bio Ethanol to get more cassava feedstock thanks to bioeconomy scheme

July 24, 2018 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that Ubon Bio Ethanol expects an additional 80,000 metric tons of organic cassava grown on about 20,000 rai to be supplied through outgrowers next year as part of the government’s bioeconomy scheme that aims at boosting family farming income. Already about 20,000 tons from contract farming is expected for […]

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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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