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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

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

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

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

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

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

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

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

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

September 5, 2018 Read Full Article

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

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

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

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

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

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

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

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

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

May 7, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

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.

April 16, 2018 Read Full Article

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

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

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

January 18, 2018 Read Full Article

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

January 8, 2018 Read Full Article

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

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

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

January 2, 2018 Read Full Article

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

December 22, 2017 Read Full Article

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

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

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

November 29, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

November 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

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

November 2, 2017 Read Full Article

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

November 1, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

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

September 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

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

September 7, 2017 Read Full Article

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

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

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

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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,

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

July 19, 2017 Read Full Article

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

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

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

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

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)

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

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

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

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

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

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

February 17, 2017 Read Full Article

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

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

‘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

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

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

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

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

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

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. 

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

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

December 2, 2016 Read Full Article

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

November 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

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

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

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

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

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

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

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

November 8, 2016 Read Full Article

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

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

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.

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

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

September 20, 2016 Read Full Article

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

September 9, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

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

September 1, 2016 Read Full Article

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.

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

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

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

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

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

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

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

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

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

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

April 7, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

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

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

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

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

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

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

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

February 9, 2016 Read Full Article

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

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

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,

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

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

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

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,

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

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

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

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

November 10, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Oil Refiners Look Abroad for Crude Supplies as North Dakota Boom Fades

by Jarrett Renshaw and Catherine Ngai (Reuters) … North Dakota’s Bakken production peaked at 1.153 million barrels per day in June,

November 4, 2015 Read Full Article

The 800 Ways Taxpayer Money Supports Fossil Fuel Industries

by Reed Landberg (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  If the world seeks to lower carbon emissions, why is support for fossil fuels

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

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

September 9, 2015 Read Full Article

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

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

THE CASE FOR BIOFUEL: The Magic Bullet for Energy Security and Rural Development in Africa

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Around 770,000 BC, it was fire, at some point – wood, dung and coal,

July 16, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Oladunjoye A. Waleola, Managing Director, Avandith Renewable Energy Limited

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We are a biofuels technology company, who specialises in Jatropha curcas and the extraction of

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Investment in Energy Technology to Hit $400 Billion by 2030

by Roseline Okere (The Guardian (Nigeria)) The International Energy Agency (IEA) has projected that increasing investment in renewable energy technologies in

June 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Ghosts of Problems Past and Present Loom over Nigerian Palm Oil Plans

by Greg Norman (Mongabay.com)  … Cross River State, a coastal jurisdiction in southeastern Nigeria, still bears the marks of the country’s agricultural

June 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Your Illustrated Guide to the Next World Crisis, Its Energy Roots, the Issues, the Players, the Steps, and Remedies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest’s guide to the links between terror, petroleum dependence, economic stability, and military build-ups,

May 26, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Amid Scarcity: The Biofuels Alternative We Need—Obada

By Udeme Clement (Vanguard)  Dr. Babatunde Obada is Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Global Biofuels Limited, a biofuels

May 5, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Ezekiel Oyediji, Managing Director/CEO, Elzek Multilink Services & Investment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Elzek Multilink Services & Investment[E M S I]LTD.is a private limited liability company duly registered

April 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Nigerian Company Sells Cooking Fuel Below Government Subsidized Kerosene Price, Targets 10 million Households by 2017

(Green Energy & Biofuels)  Lagos, Nigeria – January 5, 2015. In what the UN Secretary General Banki-Moon declared as the

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much

January 5, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Chukwuemeka Kanu, Owner, Global Creks Resources Nigeria

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We undertake the representation of foreign firms willing to establish in this Africa, and Nigeria

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

SEFA to Help Scale-Up Innovative Clean Cooking Business in Nigeria

(African Development Bank Group)  The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $580,000 preparation grant for the expansion

December 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Florida Biodiesel, Inc. Has Delivered a Biodiesel Plant to Avandith Energy in Nigeria

(Florida Biodiesel, Inc./PR.com)  Florida Biodiesel, Inc. has completed a B-60 Biodiesel plant sale to Avandith Energy in Lagos, Nigeria. The

August 7, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Exports Hit 25-Month High; Brazil is Top Customer

by Ann Lewis (Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol shipments in January rocketed to 86.2 million gallons (mg), marking the highest

March 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Edo Signs MoU Worth N85.5 Billion to Develop Agricultural Projects

(Biofuels International)  The Edo State government has signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) worth N85.5 billion (€380 million), with four

March 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

SMEFunds ‘Green Energy & Biofuels’ named Top Clean Energy Investment in West Africa

(Small World Carbon)  SMEFunds ‘Green Energy & Biofuels’ (Nigeria) has been named the best clean energy investment opportunity in West

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Scientists Alarmed by Rapid Spread of Brown Streak Disease in Cassava

(EurekAlert!)  World’s cassava experts to wage war against cassava viruses; introduction into Nigeria, the largest cassava producer in the world,

May 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Could Biofuel Stoves Cut Carbon and Fuel Costs in Nigeria?

(Responding to Climate Change)  Switching from kerosene to biofuel powered cookstoves could save the lives of thousands of women in

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Climate Talks Focus on Fossil Fuel Subsidies

by Karl Ritter (Associated Press/Salt Lake Tribune)   Hassan al-Kubaisi considers it a gift from above that drivers in oil- and

December 10, 2012 Read Full Article

Israel’s Univerve Working to Commercialize Algae

(Algae Industry Magazine) new company from Tel Aviv, Israel, called Univerve is working to turn algae into a clean third-generation renewable fuel. Ohad

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Kogi to Establish Biodiesel Refinery

by Usman A. Bello (Daily Trust)  The Kogi State government has said its planned biodiesel refinery would be completed on

March 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale Power Generation

(Project Gaia)  Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale

February 28, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Profiles in Scale-up: China, Nigeria Ink Deal to Invest $2.55B in 15 Integrated Biorefinery Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Nigeria, Bloomberg and several local outlets are reporting that the Nigerian government has signed a

January 6, 2012 Read Full Article

NEXIM Grants $695m Loans for Renewable Energy

by Emeka Ugwuanyi (The Nation)  As part of contribution to developing and using renewable energy as against the current dependence on

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Dangote Stakes $7.7bn in Rivers Energy City

by Ignatius Chukwu (Business Day)  Aliko Dangote, president, Dangote Group, has directed his investment gaze in the direction of Rivers

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Ondo to Establish Ethanol Plants, Sugarcane Plantations

(The Nation)  Ondo State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Ademola Olorunfemi,  has said  that the current administration in the state had

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Nigeria: Varsity Develops Equipment for Producing Biodiesel

(AllAfrica.com)  The University of Benin through its National Centre for Energy and Environment (NCEE) has developed an equipment for the production

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Nigerian, Chinese Firms to Float N27.4b Biofuel Projects across West Africa

by Sulaimon Salau (The Guardian Nigeria)   Renewable energy projects in West African sub-region are set for a new shift,

August 1, 2011 Read Full Article

Microfuelers: Biofuels Companies Aim Big, by Thinking Small

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …NGOs in Africa have been touting for some time the use of ethanol cook stoves,

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Systematic Use of Fertilizers Can Save Forests, Fight Climate Change

(IITA)  As the world grapples with the challenge of feeding an ever growing population in the face of dwindling natural

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

African Case Study: Palm Oil and Economic Development in Nigeria and Ghana; Recommendations for the World Bank’s 2010 Palm Oil Strategy

by Thompson Ayodele (Initiative for Public Policy Analysis)  Forward by  Dr. Matthew O. Eshalomi:  Growth and prosperity of an economy are

August 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Firm to Build Bio-Fuel Refineries in 16 Local Councils in Ekiti

(The Punch, Nigeria)  A green energy company, Crownek, has said that it will construct mini biofuel refineries in all the

March 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Firm Plans N300bn Investment in Bio-Kerosene Production

by Emeka Ezekiel (The Punch)  Cassava Agro Industries Services Limited has concluded plans to invest N300bn in the development of

January 8, 2010 Read Full Article

Cassakero Project Targets 10,000 Ethanol Refineries In 36 States

by Grace Azubuike (Leadership Nigeria)  The cassakero project has targeted the installation of 10,000 small scale bio-ethanol refineries in the

November 30, 2009 Read Full Article

NCGA Signs N56 Billion Contract For Cassava Kerosene

(AllAfrica.com)  Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) has signed a N56 billion contract with the Cassava Agro Industries Services Ltd (CAISL)

November 22, 2009 Read Full Article

Chinese Ethanol Demand Lifts Vietnam Cassava Exports

(Alibaba.com)  Vietnam’s cassava chip exports are soaring because of demand from China to make ethanol and earnings for the whole

September 30, 2009 Read Full Article

Nigerian,Oni, Donates Land for Chinese Ethanol Project

by Toba Suleiman (This Day)  Ekiti State Governor,  Segun Oni, has donated 15,000 hectares of land to  Chinese investors handling the

August 21, 2009 Read Full Article

Nigeria to Produce Biodiesel Commercially

(Biofuels International)  Nigeria will start producing biodiesel commercially at some point next year, say scientists.  Nigeria has been experimenting with

August 12, 2009 Read Full Article

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