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Sona Group Beefs up Production at Nigeria-Based Ethanol Plant
November 16, 2017 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  India-headquartered Sona Group has announced that it has beefed up the production at its Nigeria-based ethanol plant, according to media reports from Business Day.
The website reported that Sona ethanol will producing 120,000 litres daily, approximately …

Nigeria’s NNPC Signs MoU to Build Biofuel Plant
November 2, 2017 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Nigeria plans to build a 65 billion liters/year biofuel plant to boost supply of clean fuels in the country, state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. said Wednesday.
NNPC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Southwest Ondo state government …

Eliminating Crude Ethanol Imports through Enhanced Cassava Production
November 1, 2017 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by ‎Abdallah el-Kurebe  (Vanguard)  … Ethanol is also produced from cassava and is used as fuel, alcoholic beverages, perfumes, cosmetics, medicaments, etc. Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava but the nation’s annual local demand for …

Italy’s ENI Offers Help for Nigeria’s Bio-Fuel Projects
October 4, 2017 – 11:29 am | No Comment

(Naija247news)  The Italian government through one of its oil giants ENI has promised to support the Federal Government’s bio-fuel agenda.
Senior Technical Adviser to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources on Refineries and Downstream Infrastructure, Engr. …

Nigeria: Malaysian Bionas to Build $2.5bn Bio-Fuel Factory in Kaduna State
September 27, 2017 – 10:22 am | No Comment

by Gwladys Johnson (Ecofin Agency)  Malaysian firm Bionas plans to build plant where it will produce bio-fuel from Jatropha plant, in Zaria, Kaduna State.
“Jatropha plant could produce aviation fuel and sell at the same price with fossil …

Expert Gives Conditions Necessary for Biogas Production
September 25, 2017 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(The News)  Mr Micheal Kottner, an expert in biogas, says sustainable biogas production is possible if the Federal Government can have the political will to put the legal framework in place.
Kottner, who is the Chief …

Nigerian Sugar Council Wants E10 to Buffer from Global Oil Demand Shifts
September 19, 2017 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Nigeria, the National Sugar Development Council wants the country to develop an E10 blending mandate in line with China’s in an effort to boost the agricultural economy and reduce dependence on …

Nigeria: Experts Fault Proposed Field Trial of Genetically Modified Cassava
September 7, 2017 – 11:59 am | No Comment

by Cornelius Essen (The Guardian/All Africa)  Experts have condemned an alleged move by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, (IITA) and Zurich, Switzerland-based ETHZ Laboratories to carry out confined field trial of genetically modified cassava in …

Nigeria Loses Billions of Naira Due to Shortages of Cassava Plantation
August 22, 2017 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

(TVC News)  One of the manufacturers in Nigeria who specialised in the use of cassava for the production of Ethanol has said that the country is losing billions of naira due to a shortfall in …

Is It the End or Just the Beginning for Jatropha?
July 25, 2017 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Botswana, jatropha’s adventures are just beginning according to the Ministry of Minerals Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security’s advisor, Freddie Motlhatlhedi. He was referring to a joint research project done by …

Divestment Is Shifting the Geopolitics of Fossil Fuels
July 24, 2017 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

by Penney Kome (rabble.ca)  …   Almost everyone is targeting fossil fuel consumption and, by extension, Big Oil. Most of us see the oil business as gas stations, or as mammoth corporations, or as roughnecks wrestling with …

Cassava Potential Can Save FG N800bn If Tapped – Association
July 19, 2017 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

(PMNewsNigeria.com)  The Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) says the country can save over N800 billion foreign exchange, hitherto used for ethanol importation, by exploiting the potential of cassava.
Pastor Segun Adewumi, the National President of the …

African Oil Trader Taleveras Takes First Step into Biofuels
June 14, 2017 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

by Anna Hirtenstein  (Bloomberg)  Taleveras signs joint venture with Global Green Development; First phase of biofuels project seen costing $400-$600 million  —  Taleveras Group, the African oil trading company, is making its first moves into renewable …

Adamawa Govt. to Partner NNPC on Biofuel Project – Commissioner
May 23, 2017 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(Daily Trust)  Adamawa Government is to partner with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) on the Mayine Sugar Investment project for the production of biofuel and ethanol.
The State Commissioner for Commerce, Alhaji Umar Daware, made …

Nigerian Oil Billionaire Igho Sanomi Signs Joint Venture Deal to Build Biofuel Refinery in the US
May 19, 2017 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(Ventures Africa)  Nigerian Oil Billionaire and Non-Executive Chairman/Founder of Taleveras, Igho Sanomi has signed a Joint Venture deal to build a biofuel refinery in the United States of America (USA) with African feedstock. Igho Sanomi, …

Turning Chicken Poop and Weeds into Biofuel
May 3, 2017 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

(American Chemical Society/EurekAlert!)  Chicken is a favorite, inexpensive meat across the globe. But the bird’s popularity results in a lot of waste that can pollute soil and water. One strategy for dealing with poultry poop …

African Climate Technology Center (ACTC) Selects Nine Institutions to Develop Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Research Projects Across the Continent
March 23, 2017 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(AllAfrica)  The African Climate Technology Center (ACTC) has the mission of supporting Sub-Saharan countries in scaling-up the adoption of clean technologies for adaptation and mitigation, through activities that include knowledge creation and dissemination, support to …

Biofuel Is Nigeria’s New Economy –Shidok, PPPRA Boss
March 6, 2017 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(The Sun) From Uche Usim, Abuja  —  When the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, assumed office in 2015, one of the programmes he highlighted the Muhammadu Buhari administration would face headlong was …

Investor to Build N5.2bn Biofuels Refinery in Kogi State
February 17, 2017 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Festus Okoromadu (Leadership)  The managing director of Biodiesel Nigeria Limited, Engr. Hussaini Solomon, has said his company has concluded arrangement to establish a mini-biodiesel refinery in Lokoja, Kogi state worth N5.2 billion.
In an exclusive chat …

FG Planning $50bn Funding for Domestic Biofuel Industry – CBN
February 8, 2017 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Ifeanyi Lawrence-Agbai (Today)  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Tuesday disclosed that the federal government would invest about $50 billion to the development of a domestic biofuel industry which would serve as an alternative energy …

‘Use of Biofuels’ll Reduce Expenditure on Fossil Fuels’
February 7, 2017 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by John Ofikhenua (The Nation)  The Acting Executive Director, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Mr. Victor Zamani Shidok, has said the shift to biofuels could reduce expenditure on fossil fuels by 10 per cent.
He spoke …

Accelerated Cassava Breeding Coming Via OHV Technology Collaboration
December 12, 2016 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

(Dow AgroSciences/Business Wire) Dow AgroSciences, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University and Agriculture Victoria Working Together on Essential African Root Crop  —  More productive cassava plants, a root crop that is foundational for food security in Africa, …

Nigeria Needs 2.4m Litres of Biodiesel Daily
December 7, 2016 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

(Punch)  Nigeria needs 2.4 million litres of biodiesel daily to successfully implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Jatropha Growers, Processors and Exporters Association of Nigeria has said. The National President of JaGPEAN, retired Maj. …

Mayors of Paris, Madrid, Athens & Mexico City Stumble; African Nations Get It Right on Policies for Cleaner Air with Cleaner Diesel Fuel & Technology
December 7, 2016 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Last week, the mayors of four cities – Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens – announced they had pledged to remove diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025.  Last week, five African countries …

Nigeria Plans Biofuel Production with Juicy Investment Incentives
December 2, 2016 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

(Offgrid Nigeria)  A draft national policy on biofuel production and distribution likely to be signed into law very soon by Nigeria, has proposed very mouth-watering incentives for investors willing to go into biofuel business in …

Jatropha Oil: Ghana’s Next Potential Source of Biofuel
November 28, 2016 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Theophilus Kumah* (Advanced Biofuels USA) With the issue of biofuels and renewable energy making waves all over the globe, it is therefore not surprising when Africa (particularly Ghana) is not left out on investing …

New Study Finds Clean Cookstoves May Improve Women’s Heart Health
November 25, 2016 – 10:47 am | No Comment

(Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves)  Shifting from a cookstove that burns traditional woodfuel to a stove that uses a cleaner-burning fuel such as ethanol may mitigate cardiovascular health risks in pregnant women, according to a …

Nigeria Releases Guidelines for N78b Green Bonds Projects
November 17, 2016 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

by Chinedum Uwaegbulam (The Guardian)  … Plans to fund projects that have environmental benefits have begun with the Federal Government’s release of guidelines for the Green Bonds that target N78 billion in climate finance.
Under the guidelines, some …

Not Energy Independent, Yet
November 15, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Rick Uldricks and Hudson Councilman Casey Weinstein (Twinsburg Patch) In truth, when it comes to energy security, there is good news to be found, but not at the bottom of a well.  —  Fossil fuel boosters …

Hungarian Company to Build Biogas and Ethanol Plant in Nigeria
November 8, 2016 – 11:20 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, Nigeria, has entered into an agreement with Hungarian Agrar-Biothanol to produce fertiliser and ethanol in addition to electricity.
The facility will produce 1,333 tonnes of liquid organic …

Cross River Ethanol Processing Plant to Be Ready in December — Aide
November 7, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(Premium Times)  Augustine Oqua, the Special Assistant to Gov. Ben Ayade on Religious Matters, says the proposed Cross River Ethanol Processing Plant will be completed in December.  …  The aide said the ethanol project would …

NNPC to Commence Commercial Bio-Fuel Project in Nigeria, Says GMD
October 6, 2016 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

(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 …

Ogun 6,000-Hectare Cassava Farm to Produce 1.5m Tonnes of Ethanol, Starch
September 20, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(Vanguard)  Over 130 farmers were present at the official launch of Mokk Investments 6,000 hectares of cassava farming project, an empowerment programme organized in the catchment of Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority, in Oke Odan …

Nigeria’s Ethanol Production to Hit 75m Litres by 2020
September 19, 2016 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

(Naija247 News)  Allied Atlantic Distilleries Limited, the only ethanol manufacturing company in Nigeria, says the company will improve ethanol production in Nigeria from nine million to 75 million litres annually by 2020.
The Managing Director of …

Union Dicon, Delta Govt Partner over 10,000 Hectares of Cassava Production
September 9, 2016 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

by Peter Egwuatu  (Vanguard)  Delta State Government has agreed to provide enabling environment for the Union Dicon Salt Plc to cultivate 10,000 hectares of cassava production and as well as to sep up a processing …

KL, Jakarta to Appoint ‘Ambassador of Palm Oil’
September 1, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Daily Express)   Malaysia and Indonesia plan to appoint an “Ambassador of Palm Oil” to promote the benefits of consuming palm oil products in the international market.
Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Seri Mah …

PTDF to Establish Biofuel Research Institute in Kaduna
August 22, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Owolabi Oluwasegun (The Herald)  The Petroleum Technology Development fund (PTDF) said it would establish a national coordination centre for research on development of biofuel and other attractive resources in Kaduna.
Acting Executive Secretary of the Fund, …

NNPC to Set Up Energy Renewable Plant In Benue – Official
July 20, 2016 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

by NAN (Leadership)  The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says plans are underway to set up an energy renewable plant that will use agro products to generate energy.
Its Group General Manager in charge of Renewable …

High Diesel Price: FG Considers Biofuel Alternative for Farmers
July 1, 2016 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Gabriel Ewepu (Vanguard)  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 …

Green Energy & Biofuels Gets Acumen $800,000 Investment for Clean Cooking Solutions
April 29, 2016 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(Development Diaries)  Acumen, the nonprofit social venture fund, announces its new investment in Green Energy & BioFuels (GEB), a Nigerian company creating cleaner, more cost-effective cooking solutions for West Africa’s low-income households. In Nigeria, more …

Boko Haram, Facing Fuel Shortages, Makes Its Own
April 19, 2016 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

(The Peninsula/Agence France Presse) Boko Haram has been forced to produce its own fuel to power its motorbikes because of an acute petrol shortage caused by a military squeeze on supply lines.
A senior military source said …

Nigeria: NNPC Shops for Investors for Ethanol Plant
April 7, 2016 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Roseline Okere (AllAfrica)  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is seeking investors for its Renewable Energy Division (RED) to implement Nigeria’s automotive biofuels industry programme through a series of planned Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs).
The automotive …

Meet The New ‘Tool’ In Big Oil’s Efforts To Scuttle Ethanol +VIDEO: An Open Letter to George “David” Banks
March 22, 2016 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  I just finished reading your article “Renewable Fuel Standard Continues To Devastate,” published in February on the High Plains Leader & Times website. …  In fact, your article looks …

Benefits and Ordeals of a Biofuel Project in Nigeria
February 29, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Oladunjoye A. Waleola (Avandith Renewable Energy Limited Nigeria; special to Advanced Biofuels USA)  Avandith Renewable Energy Limited Nigeria is a company deeply involved in Jatropha curcas cultivation as well as biofuel production. We have …

Breaking Europe’s Addiction to Oil
February 23, 2016 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Peder Holk Nielsen (Novozymes)  Former Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Novozymes’ CEO take steps to highlight Europe’s problematic addiction to oil – and what can be done …

Nigeria: Investing in an Ethanol Plant for Export
February 9, 2016 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Uba Godwin  (This Day/AllAfrica.com/Global Trust Consulting Group)  Uba Godwin writes on how cassava and other raw materials could be processed into ethanol for export  —  It is disheartened that Nigerians at this level of …

Green Energy & Biofuels Top as Finalist at Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards 2016
January 25, 2016 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(Green Energy Biofuels)  The World Future Energy Summit that began in Abu Dhabi with a call for the world to turn the words of the COP21 Paris Agreement into tangible action – perfectly showcased the …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016
January 4, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?
In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates …

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: From Rhetoric to Reality
December 22, 2015 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Shelagh Whitley and Laurie van der Burg (New Climate Economy)  The research underpinning this New Climate Economy Working Paper was a major input into the 2015 New Climate Economy report and articulates the practical steps …

Global Markets and Technologies for Biofuel Enzymes
November 18, 2015 – 11:35 am | No Comment

(PR Newswire/BCC Research)  This BCC Research report explores present and future strategies within the biofuel enzymes market, which includes amylase, cellulose, xylanase, lipase and other enzymes such as protease, lysomax, FermaSure, etc. Forecasts provided through …

Hyacinths and Sawdust Used to Combat Africa’s Cooking Pollution
November 17, 2015 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg/The Washington Post)  A brew made from sawdust and water hyacinth flowers may help reduce the millions of lives lost across the developing world from the fumes of ramshackle cooking equipment.
Those are the …

SNEPCo Promotes (M)Ethanol Clean Cookstoves in Drive for Safer Cooking Method in Nigeria
November 10, 2015 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

(Shell)  Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has signed an agreement with Project Gaia Prospects Limited (PGPL) for the conduct of a pilot study on the use of Ethanol clean cookstoves, a cleaner and …

Association Partners EAIF to Establish Ethanol, Power Plant
September 22, 2015 – 11:45 am | No Comment

(News Agency of Nigeria)  The Nigerian Cassava Growers Association of Nigeria (NCGA) on Wednesday said it would partner with the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) to establish an ethanol plant.  The National President of the …

RSSC Invests E480m in Ethanol Plant, Power Generation Project
September 9, 2015 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

by Nomthandazo Nkambule  (Swazi Observer)  The Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC) invested about E480 million (US$40 million) in 2013 on setting up a biomass power generation and ethanol plant.
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern …

Ecobank Disburses CBN’s N50 Million Facility to Boost SMEFunds’ Clean Energy Innovations
July 29, 2015 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

(SMEFunds/PR.com)  Today, SMEFunds, Africa’s foremost Social Enterprise based in Nigeria is first to receive N50 million (approx. $300,000) from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through Ecobank Ltd. into its Cellulosic Bio Ethanol Gel for …

Saudis Expand Price War Downstream
July 28, 2015 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by By Gaurav Agnihotri (OilPrice.com)  The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector.  In June 2015, Saudi Arabia pumped a record 10.564 million …

THE CASE FOR BIOFUEL: The Magic Bullet for Energy Security and Rural Development in Africa
July 16, 2015 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Around 770,000 BC, it was fire, at some point – wood, dung and coal, to the now-ominous fossil fuels. This is the evolution of energy, and today the evolution …

4 Minutes with… Oladunjoye A. Waleola, Managing Director, Avandith Renewable Energy Limited
July 10, 2015 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We are a biofuels technology company, who specialises in Jatropha curcas and the extraction of it’s oil as a sustainable fuel. We consult for farmers/clients and help them in cultivating …

Investment in Energy Technology to Hit $400 Billion by 2030
June 26, 2015 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Roseline Okere (The Guardian (Nigeria)) The International Energy Agency (IEA) has projected that increasing investment in renewable energy technologies in the power sector will increase from $270 billion in 2015 to $400 billion in 2030.

It …

Ghosts of Problems Past and Present Loom over Nigerian Palm Oil Plans
June 3, 2015 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Greg Norman (Mongabay.com)  … Cross River State, a coastal jurisdiction in southeastern Nigeria, still bears the marks of the country’s agricultural heritage when it was the world’s largest palm oil producer. That lasted until the late …

Your Illustrated Guide to the Next World Crisis, Its Energy Roots, the Issues, the Players, the Steps, and Remedies
May 26, 2015 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest’s guide to the links between terror, petroleum dependence, economic stability, and military build-ups, as nations bear down in pursuit of energy security.
In March 2014, Truman National Security Project …

Amid Scarcity: The Biofuels Alternative We Need—Obada
May 5, 2015 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

By Udeme Clement (Vanguard)  Dr. Babatunde Obada is Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Global Biofuels Limited, a biofuels company in Nigeria. He speaks on the passage of 2015 Budget by the Senate without …

4 Minutes with… Ezekiel Oyediji, Managing Director/CEO, Elzek Multilink Services & Investment
April 7, 2015 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Elzek Multilink Services & Investment[E M S I]LTD.is a private limited liability company duly registered in Nigeria.This is a small company that is aspiring to grow big with the co-operation …

Nigerian Company Sells Cooking Fuel Below Government Subsidized Kerosene Price, Targets 10 million Households by 2017
January 8, 2015 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(Green Energy & Biofuels)  Lagos, Nigeria – January 5, 2015. In what the UN Secretary General Banki-Moon declared as the year of Sustainable Energy for All, we are pleased to announce today the world’s single …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015
January 5, 2015 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of …

4 Minutes with… Chukwuemeka Kanu, Owner, Global Creks Resources Nigeria
December 31, 2014 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We undertake the representation of foreign firms willing to establish in this Africa, and Nigeria in particular. Our major areas are mainly marketing of products, establishment of cottage industries and …

SEFA to Help Scale-Up Innovative Clean Cooking Business in Nigeria
December 10, 2014 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(African Development Bank Group)  The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $580,000 preparation grant for the expansion of Green Energy & Biofuels (GEB) Bio-refinery project in Nigeria. The project is a pilot …

Florida Biodiesel, Inc. Has Delivered a Biodiesel Plant to Avandith Energy in Nigeria
August 7, 2014 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Florida Biodiesel, Inc./PR.com)  Florida Biodiesel, Inc. has completed a B-60 Biodiesel plant sale to Avandith Energy in Lagos, Nigeria. The Biodiesel production equipment will be used to demonstrate Green Fuel technology and produce Biodiesel for …

U.S. Ethanol Exports Hit 25-Month High; Brazil is Top Customer
March 11, 2014 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Ann Lewis (Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol shipments in January rocketed to 86.2 million gallons (mg), marking the highest monthly export volume since December 2011, according to government data released last week. Exports were …

Edo Signs MoU Worth N85.5 Billion to Develop Agricultural Projects
March 5, 2014 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The Edo State government has signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) worth N85.5 billion (€380 million), with four investors from the agricultural sector.  Keen to expand and develop their agricultural practices, two of …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014
January 2, 2014 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 62 countries.
The bulk of mandates …

SMEFunds ‘Green Energy & Biofuels’ named Top Clean Energy Investment in West Africa
October 22, 2013 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

(Small World Carbon)  SMEFunds ‘Green Energy & Biofuels’ (Nigeria) has been named the best clean energy investment opportunity in West Africa and overall winner at the West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing Business Plan …

Scientists Alarmed by Rapid Spread of Brown Streak Disease in Cassava
May 13, 2013 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert!)  World’s cassava experts to wage war against cassava viruses; introduction into Nigeria, the largest cassava producer in the world, could result in drastic food shortages in this part of Africa
Cassava experts are reporting new …

Could Biofuel Stoves Cut Carbon and Fuel Costs in Nigeria?
December 26, 2012 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

(Responding to Climate Change)  Switching from kerosene to biofuel powered cookstoves could save the lives of thousands of women in Africa and reduce harmful emissions, a Nigerian microfinance expert has told RTCC.
Amina Junaid Sani, Green …

Climate Talks Focus on Fossil Fuel Subsidies
December 10, 2012 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by Karl Ritter (Associated Press/Salt Lake Tribune)   Hassan al-Kubaisi considers it a gift from above that drivers in oil- and gas-rich Qatar only have to pay $1 per gallon at the pump.
…Qatar — the host …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2012
November 28, 2012 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brazil, India, the US, China and the EU point the way towards a 60 billion gallon biofuels market by 2022 – but can the capacity be built, and can the …

Israel’s Univerve Working to Commercialize Algae
August 30, 2012 – 8:34 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) new company from Tel Aviv, Israel, called Univerve is working to turn algae into a clean third-generation renewable fuel. Ohad Zuckerman, the CEO and co-founder of Univerve in 2009, is devising a systems process to …

Green Dragon: 20 Signs that 2012 is the Year of China
May 21, 2012 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …It doesn’t take a casual observer very long to see the China’s activity in industrial biotechnology accelerating, as more and more technologies develop there, or transfer there via JVs or …

Kogi to Establish Biodiesel Refinery
March 13, 2012 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

by Usman A. Bello (Daily Trust)  The Kogi State government has said its planned biodiesel refinery would be completed on schedule in Itobe area of the state.
Acting Governor of the state, Arc. Yomi Awoniyi said …

Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale Power Generation
February 28, 2012 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale Power Generation
The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), a parastatal under the Nigerian Federal Ministry of …

Profiles in Scale-up: China, Nigeria Ink Deal to Invest $2.55B in 15 Integrated Biorefinery Projects
January 6, 2012 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Nigeria, Bloomberg and several local outlets are reporting that the Nigerian government has signed a $2.55 billion development deal with Global Biofuels, to construct 15 integrated biorefineries throughout the West …

NEXIM Grants $695m Loans for Renewable Energy
December 28, 2011 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Emeka Ugwuanyi (The Nation)  As part of contribution to developing and using renewable energy as against the current dependence on fossil  fuels, the  Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) said it has given out $695 million as …

Dangote Stakes $7.7bn in Rivers Energy City
November 28, 2011 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Ignatius Chukwu (Business Day)  Aliko Dangote, president, Dangote Group, has directed his investment gaze in the direction of Rivers State with initial $7.7 billion (N1.2 trillion) stake in the state’s emerging energy city.
Rivers Energy …

Ondo to Establish Ethanol Plants, Sugarcane Plantations
November 21, 2011 – 11:15 am | No Comment

(The Nation)  Ondo State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Ademola Olorunfemi,  has said  that the current administration in the state had perfected arrangements to establish three ethanol plants in the state.
Olorunfemi, who stated this in an …

Nigeria: Varsity Develops Equipment for Producing Biodiesel
September 22, 2011 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(AllAfrica.com)  The University of Benin through its National Centre for Energy and Environment (NCEE) has developed an equipment for the production of biodiesel.
The Director of NCEE, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, made the disclosure in an interview on …

Nigerian, Chinese Firms to Float N27.4b Biofuel Projects across West Africa
August 1, 2011 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Sulaimon Salau (The Guardian Nigeria)   Renewable energy projects in West African sub-region are set for a new shift, as a Nigerian energy firm, Global Biofuels (in alliance with some Chinese and African firms) …

Systematic Use of Fertilizers Can Save Forests, Fight Climate Change
March 28, 2011 – 8:13 am | No Comment

(IITA)  As the world grapples with the challenge of feeding an ever growing population in the face of dwindling natural resources confounded by climate change, findings from a recent research by IITA show that science-based …

African Case Study: Palm Oil and Economic Development in Nigeria and Ghana; Recommendations for the World Bank’s 2010 Palm Oil Strategy
August 24, 2010 – 10:49 am | No Comment

by Thompson Ayodele (Initiative for Public Policy Analysis)  Forward by  Dr. Matthew O. Eshalomi:  Growth and prosperity of an economy are central to the longterm reduction in poverty for both economic and environmental sustainability. Palm oil …

Firm to Build Bio-Fuel Refineries in 16 Local Councils in Ekiti
March 19, 2010 – 7:19 am | No Comment

(The Punch, Nigeria)  A green energy company, Crownek, has said that it will construct mini biofuel refineries in all the 16 local government areas in the state.  …”Alabi, who made the promise during a visit …