Printer Friendly
The Free Library
22,719,120 articles and books

Sawdust to Generate Power for Proposed Waste-to-Energy Plant in Nigeria.



ENERGY RESOURCE-21 May 2008-Sawdust to Generate Power for Proposed Waste-to-Energy Plant in Nigeria(C)2008 JeraOne - http://www.jeraone.com

Revonergy Plc, an independent power producer from renewable energy Renewable energy utilizes natural resources such as sunlight, wind, tides and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished. Renewable energy technologies range from solar power, wind power, and hydroelectricity to biomass and biofuels for transportation.  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 sawmill, installation or facility in which cut logs are sawed into standard-sized boards and timbers. The saws used in such an installation are generally of three types: the circular saw, which consists of a disk with teeth around its edge; the band saw, which  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 carbon dioxide, chemical compound, CO2, a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is about one and one-half times as dense as air under ordinary conditions of temperature and pressure. .

"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 (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  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.

((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@jeraone.com))

((Distributed via M2 Communications Ltd - http://www.m2.com))
COPYRIGHT 2008 Normans Media Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Energy Resource
Date:May 21, 2008
Words:327
Previous Article:AT&T Adds 105 Alternative-Fuel Vehicles to Its Fleet.
Next Article:Waste Management Named 'Climate Action Leader'.
Topics:



Related Articles
Seneca plans to spend $11 million to control power plant emissions.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters