Tag: Nigeria

Nigerian state partners with Contec Global Energy for cassava biofuel project

Nigerian state partners with Contec Global Energy for cassava biofuel project

October 3, 2021 |

In Nigeria, Punch Newspapers reports that the Kebbi State Government signed a partnership agreement with Contec Global Energy Limited for investment into the Cassava Biofuel Ethanol project in the State as the country as a whole pushes for biofuels throughout Nigeria. Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Bagudu, who is also the chairman of the Progressives […]

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Nigerian National Petroleum Company secures 20K ha for ethanol plant in Adamawa State

Nigerian National Petroleum Company secures 20K ha for ethanol plant in Adamawa State

August 19, 2021 |

In Nigeria, the Daily Post newspaper reports that 20,000 hectares in Adamawa State has been provided to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company to set up an 89 million liter per year ethanol plant. Ethanol from the project is expected to be blended domestically or exported to the region. In 2017, the NNPC announced intentions to […]

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Unicane becomes Africa’s largest ethanol producer

Unicane becomes Africa’s largest ethanol producer

May 19, 2021 |

In Nigeria, the Punch newspaper reports that Unicane has become the continent’s largest ethanol producer on the continent following its second expansion, bringing production to 420,000 liters daily. The company has succeeded in turning Nigeria into a potential next exporter of ENA whereas it had been a net importer in the past. The company was […]

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MOU signed to develop cassava-based biorefinery in Nigeria’s Plateau state

MOU signed to develop cassava-based biorefinery in Nigeria’s Plateau state

December 28, 2020 |

In Nigeria, This Day newspaper reports the state of Plateau has signed a memorandum of understanding with CONTEC Global to develop a cassava-based biorefinery in the state. The new facility will take advantage of the region’s strong agricultural production to produce ethanol, biogas, animal feed, dry ice from CO2 capture and bio-fertilizer, creating 3,000 direct […]

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Officials break ground at Osun ethanol biorefinery

Officials break ground at Osun ethanol biorefinery

September 22, 2020 |

In Nigeria, the Business Post reports that groundbreaking took place for the Osun ethanol biorefinery that will produce cassava-based ethanol. Upon commissioning in the next 24 to 36 months, the facility is expected to produce 7 million liters of ethanol annually. The project is a PPP with SMEFUND as the private partner and the government […]

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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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