Sawdust to Generate Power for Proposed Waste-to-Energy Plant in Nigeria.
Revonergy Plc, an independent power producer from renewable energy fuel, today announced plans to build a waste-to-energy power plant in the Ondo state of Nigeria.
The 14MW power plant will be fueled by wood waste and sawdust that is generated from the sawmill industry. The electricity that is produced will be supplied directly to the sawmills and excess electricity will be sold to the national grid on a long-term power purchase agreement basis.
The sawmill industry in Ondo State - Nigeria currently suffers from chronic power shortage and frequent periods of energy blackouts, according to Revonergy, and the sawmill industry is dependent upon diesel generators for their electricity requirements. High diesel costs result in high wood processing costs for the operators. The large amount of sawdust and wood waste that is generated by the industry is dumped around the nearby areas. Over a period of time the wood waste decomposes and emits methane, a greenhouse gas that is about 21 times more harmful to the environment then carbon dioxide.
"Wood waste and sawdust is a natural waste product of the sawmill industry. The power plant will use wood waste and sawdust to produce clean electricity, which will be supplied to the industry and the community. A previously discarded waste product will be the main source of much needed electricity to the industry," said Ravi Daswani, CEO of Revonergy.
"We have completed the technical and feasibility studies of this project. We are now looking at synergistic waste to energy projects in other parts of Africa and are in discussions with reputable African and European financial institutions for the financing of these projects"
Revonergy Plc is headquartered in London, England with offices in Hong Kong (China), Nigeria and South Africa.
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