Tag: Nigeria

Nigeria signs MOU with Israeli methanol company for local production

Nigeria signs MOU with Israeli methanol company for local production

August 6, 2020 |

In Nigeria, Core TV news reports the Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the DOR Group of Israel for the production of methanol in Nigeria with an aim to replace kerosene as cooking fuel. The agreement follows an earlier cooperation agreement between Nigeria and Israel signed in June. Dor chemicals is the […]

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Nigerian researchers develop new nano-catalyst technology for UCO biodiesel production

Nigerian researchers develop new nano-catalyst technology for UCO biodiesel production

August 6, 2020 |

In Nigeria, researchers at the University of Ilorin have developed a biodiesel production process from used cooking oil using waste-iron-filling as the building blocks for a nano-catalyst. Scientists used UCO containing 6.1% free fatty acid as feedstock for the trials. The catalysts showed the effectiveness and relative stability for UCO transesterification over three cycles, demonstrating […]

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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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Ethanol push in Kebbi state could result in $1B in annual revenues

Ethanol push in Kebbi state could result in $1B in annual revenues

June 9, 2020 |

In Nigeria, the Daily Sun newspaper reports that the push to create a large-scale ethanol industry in Kebbi state could result in direct and indirect revenues of more than $1 billion annually. About 32,000 hectares in the state have been set aside for cassava production and another 15,000 hectares for sugarcane to supply the planned […]

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Project Gaia coordinates donation of 23,000 liters of ethanol to kick off Nigerian clean cooking

Project Gaia coordinates donation of 23,000 liters of ethanol to kick off Nigerian clean cooking

March 10, 2020 |

In Nigeria, Project Gaia, Inc. announced a donation of 23,000 liters of ethanol from ADM to assist with the commercial scale-up of ethanol stoves in Lagos, Nigeria. This commercial scale-up follows a successful pilot study conducted in Lagos in 2018-19 by Project Gaia and Forte Oil, now Ardova PLC, funded by the Shell Nigeria Exploration […]

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Site work begins at planned NNPC ethanol project in Kogi State

Site work begins at planned NNPC ethanol project in Kogi State

February 17, 2020 |

In Nigeria, Leadership magazine reports that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. has been work on developing the cassava- and sugarcane-based ethanol plant in Kogi State, starting with soil tests at the proposed site in the town of Alape. About 20,000 hectares of sugarcane will supply the facility in addition to 15,000 hectares of cassava with […]

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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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Nigerian ethanol sector says policies favoring imports stymying industry growth

Nigerian ethanol sector says policies favoring imports stymying industry growth

May 14, 2019 |

In Nigeria, the local Guardian newspaper reports that the country imports as much as 350 million liters of ethanol production annually while only supplying 6% of demand from domestic production from two new facilities despite an abundance of cassava. The CEO of one of the facilities said that national policy has favored imports versus domestic […]

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Ondo State needs 4,000 cassava farmers to supply planned ethanol project

Ondo State needs 4,000 cassava farmers to supply planned ethanol project

April 11, 2019 |

In Nigeria, local press reports that at least 4,000 cassava farmers in Ondo State will be required to produce the 146,000 metric tons of feedstock needed annually for the ethanol production facility currently under development. The Ondo state governor’s wife is pushing for the inclusion of women farmers in the project that has received support […]

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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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