Research Name: 1000 Micro Distillery Production Plant
Research Year: 2009
Phone: (123) 0 123 525252
The Agency recognized the over-reliance of a huge percentage of the country’s population on dirty and poorly combusting fuels which creates a major risk for women and children in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. This project is therefore intended to pilot and model commercial production of advanced bioethanol fuel from waste and non-food-grade crops for use as cooking fuel in rural households in the surrounding communities of Ogbomosho. Bioethanol fuel for cooking has been shown to mitigate the effects of indoor air pollution caused by the use of firewood and kerosene.
Access to affordable energy is an essential component for achieving most development objectives including the Sustainable Development Goals which include; reduction in hunger and poverty, facilitating education and communication, enhancing health care delivery services and responding to climate change. The inability of many African countries to provide good and adequate energy services has been a major constraint to their development and biofuel can play a vital role in this regard.
NABDA is working in collaboration with a private sector organization, Premium Ranch Farm Limited. The project is designed to support the Federal Government of Nigeria Change Agenda & the Economic Recovery Growth Plan, which aimed at improving the socio-economic development of the rural communities. It is expected that small-scale bioethanol fuel production will provide new and stable markets to Nigeria’s over eight million cassava farmers who produce annually some 38 million tons of cassava, more than any other nation.
Social and Economic Benefits of the Project:
The project presents a home-grown solution to the rural energy crisis by:
Alleviating poverty through job creation; a 2000-lpd Micro-distillery provides at least 200 direct & indirect jobs for the indigenes of a given community thereby stemming rural-urban migration
- Strengthening local economies by generating and circulating incomes within the rural economy.
- Diversification of the local economy through the creation of a new market for agro and waste products, through monetization of these products into the high-value market of clean, safe and affordable cooking energy.
- Stemming the problem of indoor air pollution that is ravaging the health of millions of rural families by cutting smoke emissions down to WHO acceptable standards.
- Addressing the problem of deforestation at the village level where it is more severe.
- Reducing household expenditures on imported cooking and lighting fuels thus saving money for other socio-economic activities in the households.
- Increasing energy security through the production and distribution of clean, safe, affordable and highly efficient cooking and lighting fuel into the local communities where the fuel will be used thus creating rural wealth that will remain in the rural economy.
- Reducing CO2 emissions and the sale of carbon credits. Displaced Stoves by the Cleancook Stoves will be determined by a household audit each time a stove is sold into a new household. It is estimated with some precision that the alcohol stove will generate about one ton of credits per year when displacing a kerosene stove, and 3 to 5 tons per year when displacing a wood burning stove. Carbon certificates from stoves projects are in high demand right now and selling well.
- Create a food value chain from co-products (for animal & aquaculture feeds) thereby enhancing community nutritional needs and food security.