Development and dissemination strategies for accelerating biogas production in Nigeria
2014 (English)In: BioResources, ISSN 1930-2126, E-ISSN 1930-2126, Vol. 9, no 3, 5707-5737 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Sustainable developmentThe content falls within the scope of Sustainable Development
Following the worsening energy crisis of unreliable electricity and unaffordable petroleum products coupled with the increase number of poverty-stricken people in Nigeria, the populace is desperately in need of cheap alternative energy supplies that will replace or complement the existing energy sources. Previous efforts by the government in tackling the challenge by citizenship sensitization of the need for introduction of biofuel into the country’s energy mix have not yielded the expected results because of a lack of sustained government effort. In light of the shortcomings, this study assesses the current potential of available biomass feedstock for biogas production in Nigeria, and further proposes appropriate biogas plants, depending on feedstock type and quantity, for the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria. Besides, the study proposes government-driven biogas development systems that could be effectively used to harness, using biogas technology, the estimated 270 TWh of potential electrical energy from 181 million tonnes of available biomass, in the advancement of electricity generation and consequent improvement of welfare in Nigeria.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
NC State University , 2014. Vol. 9, no 3, 5707-5737 p.
Biogas, available feedstock, Nigerian’s prospect, Biogas-consultancy, Electricity, Resource Recovery, Nigerian biogas technology, Energy and material/Resource recovery
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research subject Resource Recovery
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1982Local ID: 2320/14502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-1982DiVA: diva2:870060
Swedish Energy Agency, Sweden and Lagos State University, Nigeria2015-11-132015-11-132016-03-15