Nigerian Wood Waste: A Dependable and Renewable Fuel Option for Power Production
2014 (English)In: World Journal of Engineering and Technology, ISSN 2331-4222, Vol. 2, 234-248 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
Sustainable developmentThe content falls within the scope of Sustainable Development
Being an oil
rich country, Nigeria’s energy supply is primarily fossil
based. The unequal distribu
of oil wealth, along with agitation for self
determination and resource control, has led to the
sabotage of oil installations. This, in turn, has affected all services running on the energy supply
from these installations, leading to incessant or total sh
down of such facilities.
based renewable energy technologies is a promising option in limiting the coun
try’s dependence on fossil energy for power generation.
The most important part of this option is
generation via mini
grid systems. The power thus produced is utilized with the
excess being fed into the national grid based on Feed
Tariff (F.i.T.) requirements and techni
calities. The important factors to be considered in the propagation of a mini
rid option are ex
amined in this study.
Furthermore, the study shows that about 1.3 TWh of electricity can be gener
ated from the 1.8 million tonnes per year of wood waste produced by the lumber industry in Nige
ria. Power generation through the utiliza
tion of biomass has however proved to be a possible path
in achieving economic, social and environmental sustainability in the country.
show that for small
scale power generation, internal combustion engines and Stirling engines are
ically feasible. Steam turbines and gas turbines are mostly used in medium/large
biomass power generators, especially in proximity to biomass waste resources. Micro gas turbine
power technology can also be applied on a small scale despite its high to
tal investment capital.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Scientific Research Publishing , 2014. Vol. 2, 234-248 p.
Research subject Resource Recovery
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1885DOI: 10.4236/wjet.2014.23025Local ID: 2320/14025OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-1885DiVA: diva2:869963