Posts Tagged “Biofuels”

Non-fossil fuel: Will Nigeria reap from potentials of Jatropha?

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Non-fossil fuel: Will Nigeria reap from potentials of Jatropha?

October 26, 2016 by Chidimma C. Okeke Originally published on Daily Trust Nigeria stands a chance to grow alternative non-fossil fuel from the Jatropha plant, an evergreen tree considered environmentally friendly. Although Jatropha has been well established in the energy circle since the beginning of the year 2000 as an oil crop for biodiesel production…

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Malaysian firm invests $2.5 billion on bio-diesel production in Nigeria

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Malaysian firm invests $2.5 billion on bio-diesel production in Nigeria

October 12, 2016 by Cornelius Essen Originally published on The Guardian. Malaysian firm, Bionas, plans to establish a $2.5 billion factory for the mass production of bio-fuel from the Jatropha plants in Zaria, Kaduna State, Group CEO, Zurina Amnan said. Amnan, who disclosed this at press chat in Abuja, said alternative energy has become an international…

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NNPC to commence commercial bio-fuel project in Nigeria, says GMD

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NNPC to commence commercial bio-fuel project in Nigeria, says GMD

October 5, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Vanguard. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will soon commence the first large scale commercial bio-fuel venture as alternative to fossil fuel, Dr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director (GMD), has disclosed. Baru made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja at a two day Environment Dialogue, titled `Diversification…

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PTDF to sponsor more researches on production of biofuels

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PTDF to sponsor more researches on production of biofuels

August 18, 2016 by Grace Udofia Originally published on Vanguard. The Petroleum Technology Development Fund, PTDF, yesterday, pledged its commitment to sponsor more research on the production of biofuels and biogas from non-edible fruits, in response to the global drive for environment-friendly source of energy. Acting Executive Secretary of PTDF, Ahmed Galadima, disclosed this at…

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Sugar industry can generate 400MW of electricity for Nigeria – NSDC

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Sugar industry can generate 400MW of electricity for Nigeria – NSDC

July 31, 2016 by Francis Iloani Arinze and Oluwafemi David Originally published on Daily Trust. Mr Samuel Kwabe is the acting executive secretary of the Nigerian Sugar Development Council (NSDC). In this interview he said the sugar industry is playing a key role in President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts at diversifying the economy. He also revealed…

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Experts Advocate Diversification of Energy Sources

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Experts Advocate Diversification of Energy Sources

July 19, 2016 by Nkechi Isaac Originally published on Leadership. Experts under the auspices of Institute of Appraisers and Cost Engineers, a division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), have maintained that diversification of the nation’s energy sources is key to sustainable energy. The experts unanimously adopted this at its 2016 national technical conference with…

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NNPC To Set Up $300m Biofuel Plant In Benue

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NNPC To Set Up $300m Biofuel Plant In Benue

July 19, 2016 by NAN Originally published on Leadership. The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says plans are underway to set up a renewable energy plant that will use agro products to generate energy. Its Group General Manager in charge of Renewable Energy Division, Mr Rabiu Suleiman, stated this on Tuesday in Makurdi during a…

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FG considers biofuel alternative for farmers due to high cost of diesel

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FG considers biofuel alternative for farmers due to high cost of diesel

June 29, 2016 by Gabriel Ewepu Originally published on Vanguard. ABUJA—Following the high cost of diesel, Federal Government is considering bio-diesel as an alternative source of fuel for farmers to enhance food production and supply. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe, who disclosed this in his office in Abuja, expressed concern over…

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