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Don Tasks Indigenous Automobile Firms on Biodiesel Technology

by Patrick Ahanor (blueprint) A University Don, Prof. Segun Kevin Otoikhian, weekend, said indigenous automobile manufacturers and first time investors, as well as established plants should emulate similar firms in  Indonesia, Brazil and USA whose economies have incorporated biodiesel technology. Otoikhian said

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CEO Lauds Tinubu’s Decision to Enforce 2007 Biofuels’ Policy

(The Nation) A business magnate and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Amotoi Global Services, Amunaboye Clement, has applauded the decision of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu to implement the 2007 Biofuels’ Policy. Clement described the decision of Tinubu’s administration to re-institute the Biofuel

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UNILORIN Chemical Engineer Uses Eggshells to Produce Biodiesel

by Adekunle Jimoh (The Nation)  Aprofessor of Chemical engineering at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Temitope E Odetoye, says she has produced biodiesel through the exploration of chicken eggshells. She added that the invention was derived from heterogeneous catalysts. Prof Odetoye said that the feat

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Oguta Lake Partners US Firm to Invest $50m in Imo Biodiesel Plant

by Saby Elemba (Business Day)  Oguta Lake Amishi Ventures (OLAMV) in collaboration with Global Green Bioenergy Limited , California USA has concluded plans to plant about 15 hectares of Jatropha Curcas along the banks of Oguta Lake in Oguta Local Government Area

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Pivot: Global Bioethanol Coalition Clean Cooking Podcasts

(Pivot) Expanding knowledge around bioethanol and clean cooking is critical to engaging with government, private sector, and individuals in ways that spur actual change.  Pivot is dedicated to building awareness and educating in a variety of ways to ensure that bioethanol

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LOCAL – A 5-Letter Word for EARTH MONTH

LOCAL communities must PITCH in to coordinate efforts to create the change that propels THEIR surroundings toward a more sustainable future for everyone. My Hometown, Onitsha photo by Achukwu Onyinye Jane  EVERY locale on planet EARTH deserves to be catered to as the planet

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The Digest’s Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2024

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Daily Digest today released its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 65 countries. Get the latest up to the minute new

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ECOnnect Energy Announces Key Role in "Project Green" – Revolutionizing Clean e-Fuel Production in Africa

(ECOnnect Energy) ECOnnect Energy is a key partner in "Project Green," an ambitious initiative led by APPL (Alternative Petroleum & Power Limited) to establish itself as a leading supplier of clean E-fuels, including e-methanol and green ammonia, in Africa. Situated on an

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Mocoh Announced the Formation of a New Biofuels Trading Company

(Mocoh) Mocoh Sustainable Energy Trading (MSET) sees Mocoh partner with established, global low carbon and biofuels traders Clear Sustainable Energy Trading (CSET). The new entity will supply cleaner energy solutions worldwide, contributing to the acceleration of the global energy transition. “This exciting new development is

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Lagos Explores the Possibility of Biofuel Use in Public Transport Operation

 by Caleb Obiowo (Nairametrics)  As part of efforts to reduce carbon emissions associated with public transportation, the Lagos State Government has revealed that it is exploring the use of biofuel in public transport operations in the state.   The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport

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Boundless: Exporting to More Places

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... Ed Hubbard, general counsel and vice president of government affairs at the Renewable Fuels Association, says a growing number of countries around the world are not only committed to using more ethanol but

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Countries, Companies Signal Support for Energy Transition Accelerator

(Rockefeller Foundation/PR Newswire) Today (December 3, 2023) at COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, the U.S. Department of State, the Bezos Earth Fund, and The Rockefeller Foundation presented the core framework of the Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA), an innovative carbon finance

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Nigerians Look to Biofuel as Cost of Cooking Gas Soars

Kadiatou Sakho (AFP/Macao Business)  Hairdresser Shola Abiodun Adeyemi begins preparing lunch by pouring out a glug of bright green biofuel gel into her stove, as many Nigerians seek to reduce cooking expenses. The cost of living has skyrocketed in Nigeria since President

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Nigeria and Germany Sign $500 mln Renewable Energy and Gas Deal

by  Felix Onuah (Reuters) ... On Monday (November 20, 2023) German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Germany will invest 4 billion euros in green energy projects in Africa until 2030, noting these could in turn help Europe's largest economy achieve its own transition

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Niger to Get Ethanol Plant, Signs MoU with NNPC

by Laleye Dipo (This Day Live) The Niger State Government is to set up an Ethanol plant and has already signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) for the realisation of the project. To also ensure the

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Reps Urge NNPC to Revisit Biomass Ethanol Project

by Femi Ogunshola  (News Diary) The House of Representatives has urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL) to revisit the Biomass Ethanol Project abandoned in Benue State. The resolution followed the adoption of a motion by Rep. Sekav Iyortyom (APC-Benue) during

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Reps Move to Establish Bio-Fuels Energy Industry Framework

by Gift ChapiOdekina, Abuja (Vanguard) In a significant move towards a greener and more sustainable energy future in Nigeria, the House of Representatives has passed for Second reading a Bill for an Act to Provide a Policy Framework for the Development of

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Removal of Fuel Subsidies in Nigeria Has Several Effects on Its Citizens: How Biofuels Can Help

by Onyinye Jane Achukwu (Advanced Biofuels USA) In a recent article, Henry Nnaemeka of the Daily Post noted, "The removal of fuel subsidy by the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led government has no doubt caused untold hardship for many Nigerians.  However, clean energy

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Subsidy Removal: Rise in Fuel Price Presents Biofuels as Viable Option – Environmentalists

by Henry Nnaemeka (Daily Post) The removal of fuel subsidy by the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led government has no doubt caused untold hardship for many Nigerians.  However, clean energy advocates and environmentalists, have described the situation as a blessing in disguise for

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Woman Flaunts Special Biofuel Gel She Uses to Cook as Cooking Gas Prices Hike

by Muyela Roberto and Wycliffe Musalia (Tuko)A lady using biofuel gel in a cooker has stirred massive reactions online when she said it could serve as an alternative to cooking gas; After putting some amount of the gel through the

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Pivot Clean Energy: Accelerating Household Transitions to Bioethanol

(Ethanol Producer Magazine) Produced by Ethanol Producer Magazine, Pivot’s Alicia ElMamouni discusses the movement to increase access to bioethanol for the billions of people currently lacking access to modern, clean household energy. Recorded live at the 2023 FEW in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Mining Critical to Renewable Energy Tied to Hundreds of Alleged Human Rights Abuses

by Katie Surma (Inside Climate News) A report released Wednesday faults the U.S. and other nations for providing incentives for the mining of rare metals like lithium and cobalt without enacting adequate labor and environmental safeguards. Over the past dozen years, hundreds

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Everything, Everywhere, All At Once: The African Bio-Economy Story

by Douglas L. Faulkner and Gerard J. Ostheimer (Biofuels Digest) With a nod to the Oscar winning movie of the same name, we want to convey a sense of where the African Bioeconomy is now, where it could be headed, and

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USGC: Study Showcases Ethanol’s Advantages in Various Countries

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council recently partnered with Turner, Mason & Company (TM&C), a leading energy research and consulting firm, to conduct the Fuel Ethanol Cost-Benefit Analysis Study, quantifying the economic and strategic benefits of blending ethanol in

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Nigeria Fuel Ethanol Cost Benefit Analysis Study

(Turner Mason and Company/U.S. Grains Council) There is only one grade of gasoline in Nigeria, a 91 RON regular. The gasoline is generally supplied from refineries in Western Europe and tankered to Nigeria. Nigeria has eight domestic refineries, four larger

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My Hometown, Onitsha, “The Dirtiest Place in the World”

Achukwu Onyinye Jane of Anambra State, Nigeria writes about efforts to solve problems with disposal or management of human waste by collecting it to convert to renewable fuel via anaerobic digestion. The group seeks training and equipment required to achieve

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Top Ethanol Markets Remain Dependable

by Mackenzie Boubin (U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Working continuously to expand global markets for ethanol, the U.S. Grains Council has identified key priority and second tier markets to grow demand and, ultimately, help U.S. producers export four billion gallons

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The Daily Digest’s Biofuels Mandates around the World 2023

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, the Daily Digest today released its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 65 countries. Get the latest up to the minute

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West Africa Dialogue on Ethanol Clean Cooking Solutions: Social, Health, Economic, Environmental and Climate Impacts

(ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE))  The Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to UN of several countries is lagging behind in achieving 2030 SDG commitments and actions. The pandemic became a bottleneck in the development process of the

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Maire Tecnimont Group Awarded $96 Million in New Contracts

(Maire Tecnimont S.p.A./Biobased Diesel Daily) Italy-based Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announced June 28 that its subsidiaries Tecnimont and Stamicarbon have been awarded several new contracts and order variations for licensing, engineering services and EPC activities for an overall value of approximately $96

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Current State of North American Ethanol Sector

(Biofuels International)  ... In the Administration’s adjoining Summer Fuels Outlook, the forecast for the average price of petroleum and diesel is that the next few months will see prices reaching their highest inflation-adjusted levels since the summer of 2014. This is

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WPI Researchers Show Bamboo Can Be Converted Into Fuel

by Jack Levy (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)  Turning Bamboo Into Ethanol Could Make Developing Nations Less Reliant on Gasoline and Help Mitigate Climate Change -- ... A team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and around the globe has co-developed

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Complete Global Guide: The Digest’s Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2022

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  65 countries have targets or mandates--how much, where, when and what?  READ MORE Commodities 2022: European biofuel mandates to structurally shift ethanol demand higher in the year (S&P Global Platts) European Biofuel Mandates to Structurally Shift Ethanol

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Abubakar Bagudu

“The NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) Renewable Energy Division as part of the vision of Mr. President has been trying to diversify actively so that the bulk of NNPC revenue will one day come from biofuel." -- Governor of Kebbi

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Kebbi Partners Contec Global Energy for Biofuel Project

by John Alechenu (Punch) The Kebbi State Government on Thursday signed a partnership agreement with Contec Global Energy Limited for investment into the Cassava Biofuel Ethanol project in the State. Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Bagudu, announced the partnership after a meeting

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Nigerian Govt Acquires Land for Biofuel Plant in Adamawa

by Jim Ochetenwu (Daily Post) The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has been allocated land to establish a plant with the capacity to produce 89 million litres of biofuel per annum in Adamawa State. The plant will produce fuel ethanol that could

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Going Biofuel Will Help Fight Climate Change, Secure Energy Supply-Swestep Boss

by Hassan Muaz (The Eagle Online) ...   Well, some years ago in Rivers State, the National Association of Anatomy Students organised a conference, and we later went on a field trip to Songhai Farm. There I saw how agricultural waste was

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Shell on Trial as Court Weighs Its Climate Responsibility

by Hugo Miller and Laura Hurst (Bloomberg/Financial Post)  ... A Dutch court verdict against Royal Dutch Shell Plc will determine whether it has a legal responsibility for climate change, in a case that will be watched by Big Oil executives globally. A

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Active Ethanol Policy for Jobs Creation

by Tim Newbold (The Guardian) The global approach to energy is changing rapidly. The urgency of the challenge that climate change presents has focused significant attention and resources on renewable energy solutions, as countries and companies seek to reduce emissions. One

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Unicane Expands, to Begin Ethanol Export from Nigeria

by Dayo Adenubi (The Punch) Unicane Industries Limited has announced the completion of the second phase of its plant extension, making it the largest ethanol producer on the continent. Unicane, a manufacturer of ethanol in Lokoja, Kogi State, made the announcement in

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UMD Collaborates Internationally to Convert an Invasive Weed into Biogas and Animal Feed in Nigeria

(University of Maryland)  Research and Extension project addresses environmental and human health concerns, providing new economic opportunities to the Hadejia Valley region  -- As part of an ongoing project years in the making, Richard Kohn of Animal and Avian Sciences

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Despite Pandemic and Trade Barriers, U.S. Ethanol Exports Top 1.3 Billion Gallons in 2020

(Renewable Fuels Association) U.S. ethanol exports totaled 1.33 billion gallons in 2020, down 9 percent from 2019 and the lowest volume since 2016, according to official government statistics released today. Still, according to the Renewable Fuels Association, exports were a relative

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The Digest’s Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2021

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 65 countries. Get the latest up to the minute new information

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Plateau, CONTEC Global Sign MoU to Establish Bio-Fuel Plant

(This Day) ... The Government of Plateau State in North Central region of Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CONTEC Global Limited to establish a cassava biofuel plant in the state. At the signing ceremony during the weekend in

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USGC: COVID-19 Weighed on 2019-’20 Global Ethanol Trade

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine) At the close of the most recent marketing year, U.S. ethanol exports were down 12 percent year-over-year according to data from the USDA, weighed on by COVID-19 and the global issuance of stay-at-home orders. Over the course

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NNPC Driving Nigeria’s Biofuel Agenda: Nowhere Near 2020 Target

by Ruth Olurounbi  (The Africa Report)  An oil-dependent Nigeria’s push to move away from “the uncertainties of absolute dependence on oil” with crude being its primary source of revenue has led to renewed efforts to push for the implementation of the national

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Oyetola Flags off Osun Ethanol Bio-Refinery Factory

(The Paradigm) Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has flagged off the construction of Osun Ethanol Bio-Refinery Factory situated at Ayekale, along Egbeda-Iragbiji road, Iragbiji, Osun State. Laying the foundation of the factory on Thursday, Oyetola said his administration was poised to deliver

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From Americas to EU, Asia, Africa, Who’s Got What?: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Biofuel Mandates Around the World 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today, biobased mandates around the world. Where are the markets you can count on, how much can you count on? 65 countries in all, We’ll be focusing especially on new information out of Argentina, Brazil,

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Nano-Synthesis of Solid Acid Catalysts from Waste-Iron-Filling for Biodiesel Production Using High Free Fatty Acid Waste Cooking Oil

by E. O. Ajala, M. A. Ajala, I. K. Ayinla, A. D. Sonusi & S. E. Fanodun (Scientific Reports)  Waste-iron-filling (WIF) served as a precursor to synthesize α-Fe2O3Fe2O3 through the co-precipitation process. The α-Fe2O3Fe2O3 was converted to solid acid catalysts of RBC500,

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NNPC, Kebbi Cultivate 2,675 Hectares of Cassava for Bio-Ethanol Production – Official

(The Eagle Online)  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Kebbi State Government have cultivated cassava on 2,675 hectares of land for production of bio-ethanol in the state. The Chairman of the Kebbi State Standing Committee on Biofuel, Prof. Mohammad Ka’oje,

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Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Launches Enterprise Development for Women-Owned Ventures in Green Energy Startup Incubator DEADLINE August 15, 2020

(Business Ghana/ APO Group/Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)) Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Launches Enterprise Development for Women-Owned Ventures in Green Energy Startup Incubator – Call for Applications Announced The Startup Incubator programme is aimed at helping

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Kebbi To Generate N388bn Revenues From Ethanol Production – Prof. Ka’oje

by Ibrahim Bello  (The Herald) Prof. Muhammad Ka’oje, the Chairman,  Kebbi State Standing Committee on Bio-Fuel, has said that the biofuel project will augment the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to the tune of N338 billion annually. Ka’oje,  a former Minister of

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Palm Biofuel, Agro-Based Pharmaceuticals, Others Can Replace Petroleum, Says Ikuenobe

(The Guardian)  ... Oil palm can fetch Nigeria as much revenue as the crude oil can so said the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele. But self-inflicted challenges that de-ranked the country from the largest producer in

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Project Gaia, Inc. Announces a Donation of 23,000 Liters of Ethanol from ADM for Commercial Scale-Up of Ethanol Stoves in Lagos, Nigeria

(Project Gaia) Project Gaia, Inc. announces a donation of 23,000 liters of ethanol from ADM (NYSE: 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

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Shell Is Looking Forward: The Fossil-Fuel Companies Expect to Profit from Climate Change. I Went to a Private Planning Meeting and Took Notes.

by Malcolm Harris (Vox Media Intelligencer/New York Magazine)  ... I asked Fries (Steven Fries, Shell’s chief economist) if Shell is serious about transition, then couldn’t it voluntarily speed it up by leaving some of its wells fallow, constraining oil output

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NNPC Begins Construction of Kogi Biofuel Refinery

(Punch) The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for its interest in establishing a biofuel refinery in the state. The governor gave the commendation when he received the delegation from the Renewable Energy Department of

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The Versatile Ethanol Molecule: Ethylene, with a Similar Molecular Structure to that of Ethanol, Has Enormous Market Opportunity around the World.

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Knock a water molecule off ethanol and you’ll get ethylene, C2H4—the most widely produced organic chemical globally that is the basis for scores of other chemicals and hundreds (maybe thousands) of products, from

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The Digest’s Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 64 countries have targets or mandates - but how much where, and when, and what?  Besides the EU, the major blending mandates that will drive global demand are those set in the US, China and Brazil

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Scania Delivers 450 Buses to Abidjan – Studies Local Biofuel Production

(Scania) Scania has signed an agreement with the Ivorian Ministry of Transport and SOTRA, the Abidjan Transport Company, to deliver 450 buses. The bus delivery forms part of a major initiative to upgrade SOTRA’s fleet and improve public transport in Abidjan,

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Cooperation among Govts on Biodiesel Mandates Can Sustain CPO Price Rise, Says Expert

(Malay Mail/Bernama) Crude palm oil (CPO) prices would be able to sustain its current upward momentum if governments, particularly those from the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC), could coordinate allocation increases under the biodiesel mandates, says palm oil expert

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‘Nigeria Can Save N1.2trl from Ethanol, Other Imports’

(The Nation)  Cassava has the capacity to generate N10 trillion and save Nigeria over N1.2 trillion from import of derivatives such as ethanol, starch and sweetener,  Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) said on Monday. Its President, Mr Segun Adewunmi, who spoke

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Government’s Contradictory Policies Killing Agro-Industrial Sectors in Nigeria

by Femi Ibirogba (The Guardian)  ... Mr Rajavelu Rajasekar is a Director (Agro), Allied-Atlantic Distilleries, Agbara, Ogun State, where 250 metric tonnes of raw cassava roots are processed into ethanol. He revealed, in this interview with Head, Agro-Economy Desk, FEMI IBIROGBA,

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Nigeria Imports 350m Litres of Ethanol Yearly as Experts Suggest Solutions

(The Guardian)  Produces about six per cent of national need;  Cassava can fill the gap with good policies  Despite the abundance of cassava roots as essential raw materials for production of ethanol and the government’s import substitution policies, Nigeria produces about six

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Ivory Coast Hopes to Squeeze the Profits from Palm Oil

(BBC News)  The palm oil industry originated in West Africa but is now dominated by massive plantations in South-East Asia. The BBC's Tamasin Ford reports that Ivory Coast, and other African countries, are trying to take the lucrative business back home

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Kebbi to Actualise Biofuel Production from Cassava, Sugarcane

(PM News Nigeria)  Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi says his administration will expedite action on the actualisation of the production of ethanol Biofuel from cassava and sugarcane. Bagudu made the statement in Zuru on Tuesday when he paid a thank you homage

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Ghana's and Nigeria's Green Energy Biofuels Scaling Renewable Ethanol for Clean Cooking Fuels

(Green Energy Biofuels)  The KIKE Green Cook stove has been successfully used in households of all income levels in Kumasi and Accra's capital city, Ghana and widely used in Nigeria. It has been introduced by the Nigerian Alliance for Clean

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We’ll Begin Production of Ethanol, Glucose Syrup from Sweet Sorghum Soon

by  Vincent A. Yusuf (Daily Trust)  Nigeria will in the first quarter of 2019 begin the production of ethanol and glucose syrup from sweet sorghum for industrial use. In this interview, the Director General of Raw Materials Research Council (RMRDC), Dr.

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USGC Finds Potential for Growing Ethanol Markets in Nigeria and Ghana

(U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently conducted a market assessment mission to Nigeria and Ghana gauging the potential for U.S. ethanol exports to these countries. “The mission identified a need for higher ethanol volumes and engaged government and industry

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PalmEx Africa --- June 19, 2019 --- Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

PALMEX AFRICA 2019 is the only specialized Palm Oil event in Africa that brings together an international congregation of both upstream and downstream palm oil companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the heart of one of Africa’s largest

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Biofuels Mandates around the World 2019

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today (January 1, 2019) releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 65 countries. The bulk of mandates continue to come

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UNILORIN to Commence Installation of Mini-Refinery for Biodiesel

(News Diary Online)  The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, says the university will soon install a mini-refinery equipment for processing of Jatropha a flowering plant. Abdulkareem said this on Thursday inhis welcome address at the 8th International Jatropha

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Ethanol Bio-Fuel: Kebbi Begins Cultivation of Cassava

(PM News)  The Kebbi State Government has started the cultivation 47,000 hectares of cassava as raw material for the production of ethanol bio-fuel production in the state. The Kebbi State government and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had on Nov. 23, signed

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Nosak Group Set to Invest in Edo State: Invites Officials for a Tour of Its Facilities

(Bella Naija)  In line with the goal of supporting the Federal Government’s backward integration agenda, Nosak Group hosted officials from the Edo State Government for a facility tour in Lagos State as a move to seek partnership with Edo State in the area

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FG Dedicates $30m To Cassava Ethanol Project In Ondo

(Economic Confidential) ... The federal government has dedicated $30 million for the Cassava Ethanol Project at Okeluse in Ose Local Government area of Ondo State. The project, which would be sited on 15, 000 hectares is between the Ondo State Government

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C/River Workers to Pay N55,456 Each for Biofuel Cookers, Lamps

(Sahara Reporters)  This was sequel to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Alvila Technologies Limited said to be owned by a close associate of the governor. --  Cross River Governor Ben Ayade has directed the compulsory deduction of N55,456 from

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Energy E3 to Build Innovation Center, Increase Access to Sustainable Energy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

(U.S. Department of Energy)  It powers nearly every aspect of our daily lives, but in low- to middle-income countries, more than one billion people live without electricity. The issue is particularly overwhelming in sub-Saharan Africa where, according to the U.S. Agency

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NNPC, Chinese Consortia Sign Pacts on Biofuel Development

(The Guardian Nigeria) The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Chinese consortia to develop sustainable biofuels in the country. At a ceremony yesterday in Beijing on the sidelines of the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit,

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Diversification: FG to Boost Jatropha Production

by O.C. Cluss (Daily Trust)  The Federal Government is to focus more on the development of jatropha production as part of efforts to diversify the nation’s economy, the Director-General, Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Dr. Hussaini Doko Ibrahim, has

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NNPC Pledges 5 Million Jobs With Bio-Fuels Soon

(NTA)  The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Wednesday pledged that more than five million jobs would soon be created to alleviate the unemployment levels in the country. The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, said this in a

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NNPC Engages Cross River Community on 14mw Biodiesel

by Harrison Edeh (Business Day)  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commenced comprehensive community integration and stakeholders’ engagement to sensitize dwellers of Iwure, Ojor and Osomba/Akin communities of Cross River State ahead of planned oil palm-based biodiesel project in that part

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Edo Farmers Mull Establishment of N450m Ethanol Plants

by Frank Eleanya (Business Day)  Cassava farmers under the aegis of Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA), Edo State chapter, mull plans to establish N450 million ethanol plants in the three senatorial districts of the state. Donatus Imaghodor, state chairman of the association,

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New Research Shows the Health Benefits of Ethanol-Fueled Cookstoves

by Jieyi Lu (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Today, about three billion people still cook and heat their homes with traditional stoves and solid fuels worldwide. These fuels and stoves are major contributors to household air pollution in the developing world.

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Commonwealth Countries Get Knocked Down, But Get Up Again

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  With 195 countries on the planet today, an impressive 53 countries are Commonwealth countries, including countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific. They include large, rich countries like Canada and Australia all

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Oyo Compensates Owners of Land Acquired for Cassava Plantation

(The Guardian Nigeria)The Oyo State government has paid compensation to about 77 families whose lands were acquired recently for mass production of cassava in Otu, near Iseyin. The Commissioner for Lands, Housing, and Survey, Mr. Isaac Ajiboye Omodewu, presented the

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NNPC, Kogi to Produce 84 Million Litres of Bio-fuel

(Nigerian Natinal Petroleum Company)  Sign MoU on Fuel-Ethanol Project to Create 2 Million Jobs  --  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Kogi State Government have executed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of fuel-ethanol processing plant that would

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Converting Cassava to Ethanol

by Daniel Essiet (The Nation)  In Cross River State, an innovator Emmanuel Ntiti has fabricated machines that convert cassava to ethanol, writes Daniel Essiet.   --  ...  A Cross River State-based innovator and fabricator, Emmanuel Ntiti, has developed machines for processing cassava into

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Fighting Food Waste in Africa with Biofuel-Run Sparky Dryer

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Uganda, engineering graduate Lawrence Okettayot is addressing food waste with his new Sparky Dryer, which is a food dehydrator that runs on biofuel from a farmer’s garden and burns with zero-carbon emissions. The dehydrator helps

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New Study Shows Clean Cooking Can Lead to Increased Birth Weight in Newborns

(United Nations Foundation) Babies born to mothers who cooked with ethanol were born later and heavier  --  A new study released today by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, which is hosted at the United Nations Foundation, has found that replacing traditional cookstoves that burn

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Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2018

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 65 countries. The bulk of mandates continue to come from the EU-27,

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Perspectives on Biofuels in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Susan van Dyk, Emile van Zyl, Brett Pletschke (International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 39)  This short contribution provides some perspectives on opportunities for biofuel production on the African continent. Africa has a large land base, with only 27% of its arable

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Waste to Energy: Production of Biofuel from Waste to Commence in South-West

(Nigerian Tribune)  ... YEJIDE GBENGA-OGUNDARE reports that to stop the overdependence on petroleum products, the South-west is set to be the site of a project that is novel to Africa; processing of liquid fuel (biofuel) from waste plastic materials. ... In the last

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U.S. Ethanol Makers Call on Mexico, India to Reduce Biofuel Glut

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  U.S. ethanol producers, looking to relieve a growing domestic glut, are hunting for new international fuel markets to replace China and Brazil after trade disputes slashed exports to those top buyers. ... Without new markets, U.S. producers may have

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Rockin’ the Cassava: The Shareef Don’t Like It but Nigeria Does

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kebbi State Government to build an 84 million litres per annum capacity fuel-ethanol project. The Sugarcane and Cassava-Fuel Ethanol Project in Kebbi State

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OPEC Will Extend The Cut

by Zainab Calcuttawala (OilPrice.com)  There will be an OPEC deal extension—no matter the public tussling between opposing forces in the industry cartel—if the world's largest oil producers are really determined to end the supply glut. A failure to agree on the market

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Sona Group Beefs up Production at Nigeria-Based Ethanol Plant

(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 43.8 million litres per annum

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Nigeria's NNPC Signs MoU to Build Biofuel Plant

(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 to build the project, which

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Eliminating Crude Ethanol Imports through Enhanced Cassava Production

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 ethanol is between 300 and

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Italy’s ENI Offers Help for Nigeria’s Bio-Fuel Projects

(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. Rabiu Suleiman, disclosed this in

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Nigeria: Malaysian Bionas to Build $2.5bn Bio-Fuel Factory in Kaduna State

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 fuel. Every Nigerian would cultivate

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Expert Gives Conditions Necessary for Biogas Production

(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 Executive Officer, International Biogas and

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Nigerian Sugar Council Wants E10 to Buffer from Global Oil Demand Shifts

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 its oil imports. The government

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Nigeria: Experts Fault Proposed Field Trial of Genetically Modified Cassava

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. They alleged that the application,

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Nigeria Loses Billions of Naira Due to Shortages of Cassava Plantation

(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 Cassava supply. He noted that the

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Is It the End or Just the Beginning for Jatropha?

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 Botswana and Japan that shows

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Divestment Is Shifting the Geopolitics of Fossil Fuels

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 oil rig hoses. Actually, says

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Cassava Potential Can Save FG N800bn If Tapped – Association

(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 NCGA, said this in an

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African Oil Trader Taleveras Takes First Step into Biofuels

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 energy by setting up a

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Adamawa Govt. to Partner NNPC on Biofuel Project – Commissioner

(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 this known in an interview

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Nigerian Oil Billionaire Igho Sanomi Signs Joint Venture Deal to Build Biofuel Refinery in the US

(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, was featured in the last

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Turning Chicken Poop and Weeds into Biofuel

(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 is to turn it into

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African Climate Technology Center (ACTC) Selects Nine Institutions to Develop Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Research Projects Across the Continent

(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 policies and enabling environment and

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Biofuel Is Nigeria’s New Economy –Shidok, PPPRA Boss

(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 biofuels production which he described

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Investor to Build N5.2bn Biofuels Refinery in Kogi State

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 with LEADERSHIP, Solomon said his

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FG Planning $50bn Funding for Domestic Biofuel Industry – CBN

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 source for Nigeria. It said the

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‘Use of Biofuels’ll Reduce Expenditure on Fossil Fuels’

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 in Abuja at a workshop

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Accelerated Cassava Breeding Coming Via OHV Technology Collaboration

(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, will be made possible by

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Nigeria Needs 2.4m Litres of Biodiesel Daily

(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. Gen. J. Omosebi, stated this

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Mayors of Paris, Madrid, Athens & Mexico City Stumble; African Nations Get It Right on Policies for Cleaner Air with Cleaner Diesel Fuel & Technology

(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 - Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo,

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Nigeria Plans Biofuel Production with Juicy Investment Incentives

(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 the country, OGN has learnt. Obtained

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Jatropha Oil: Ghana’s Next Potential Source of Biofuel

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 in the future of energy.

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New Study Finds Clean Cookstoves May Improve Women’s Heart Health

(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 new study led by a

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Nigeria Releases Guidelines for N78b Green Bonds Projects

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 sectors that provide national projects

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Not Energy Independent, Yet

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 love to say that energy

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Hungarian Company to Build Biogas and Ethanol Plant in Nigeria

(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 fertiliser and 2.66 million litres

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Cross River Ethanol Processing Plant to Be Ready in December — Aide

(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 serve as an alternative revenue

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NNPC to Commence Commercial Bio-Fuel Project in Nigeria, Says GMD

(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

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Ogun 6,000-Hectare Cassava Farm to Produce 1.5m Tonnes of Ethanol, Starch

(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 area of Yewa South Local

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Nigeria’s Ethanol Production to Hit 75m Litres by 2020

(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 the company, Mr Rajavelu Rajasekar,

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Union Dicon, Delta Govt Partner over 10,000 Hectares of Cassava Production

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 plant in the state. In

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KL, Jakarta to Appoint 'Ambassador of Palm Oil'

(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 Siew Keong, said anti-palm oil

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PTDF to Establish Biofuel Research Institute in Kaduna

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, Alhaji Galadima Aminu, announced this

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NNPC to Set Up Energy Renewable Plant In Benue – Official

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 Energy Division, Mr Rabiu Suleiman,

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High Diesel Price: FG Considers Biofuel Alternative for Farmers

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 Development, Chief Audu Ogbe, who

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Green Energy & Biofuels Gets Acumen $800,000 Investment for Clean Cooking Solutions

(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 than 40 percent of urban

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Boko Haram, Facing Fuel Shortages, Makes Its Own

(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 the Islamists were paying huge

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Nigeria: NNPC Shops for Investors for Ethanol Plant

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 biofuels industry programme, according to

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Meet The New 'Tool' In Big Oil's Efforts To Scuttle Ethanol +VIDEO: An Open Letter to George "David" Banks

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 suspiciously like an article that

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Benefits and Ordeals of a Biofuel Project in Nigeria

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 been on the ground and

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Breaking Europe’s Addiction to Oil

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 about it  --  ... Europe is

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Nigeria: Investing in an Ethanol Plant for Export

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 technological development worldwide are still

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Green Energy & Biofuels Top as Finalist at Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards 2016

(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 shortlisted nominees for the $4

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Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016

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 and targets around the world,

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Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: From Rhetoric to Reality

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 that policymakers can take to

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Global Markets and Technologies for Biofuel Enzymes

(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 2020. Use this report to: Analyze the

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Hyacinths and Sawdust Used to Combat Africa’s Cooking Pollution

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 ingredients being used by Green

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SNEPCo Promotes (M)Ethanol Clean Cookstoves in Drive for Safer Cooking Method in Nigeria

(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 safer way of cooking. SNEPCo will

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Association Partners EAIF to Establish Ethanol, Power Plant

(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 Association, Mr Segun Adewumi, disclosed

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RSSC Invests E480m in Ethanol Plant, Power Generation Project

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 Africa (COMESA) annual report 2014

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Ecobank Disburses CBN’s N50 Million Facility to Boost SMEFunds’ Clean Energy Innovations

(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 Clean Cook Stoves and Pay-As-You-Go

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Saudis Expand Price War Downstream

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 barrels a day, a record

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