ABU Partners Hungarian Firm To Generate 1.2mw Electricity From Farm Produce, Feaces

Professor Ibrahim Garba

The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, in collaboration with a Hungarian company, has concluded plans to generate electricity from farm produce and human waste.
Professor Ibrahim Garba, the Vice Chancellor of the university stated this during the groundbreaking ceremony of the project at the universities main campus in Samaru over the weekend.
According to him, the independent power generation became imperative because ABU could not sustain the N86 million monthly electricity bills.
He said, “ABU seeks to address these issues by building a bioethanol and biogas plant. The university has found a partner and reached an agreement with Agra-Bioethanol Company of Hungary to undertake this project. On completion, the plant will produce about 2.66 million litres of ethanol per annum, 1,333 tonnes of liquid organic fertiliser per annum and 1.2mw electricity.”
Professor Ternak Gabor, the Hungarian ambassador to Nigeria, said Nigeria’s growing population made diversification to renewal energy production necessary.

  • Daily trust

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