Nigeria energized by dust

Wood waste and sawdust could refuel Nigeria’s sawmill industry.

London-based Ravonergy is building a 14 megawatt biomass-based energy power plant that will utilize wood waste and sawdust generated from the country’s saw mill industry. The sawmill industry in Ondo State -Nigeria, currently suffers from chronic power shortage and frequent periods of blackout, according to the company.

“A previously discarded waste product will be the main source of much needed electricity to the industry.

Ravonergy is said to be looking at waste to energy projects in other parts of Africa and are in discussions with African and European financial institutions for the financing of the projects.

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