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"You can generate electricity with bio-diesel from Jatropha" - DG, ECN


Jatropha Plantation
Jatropha Plantation

Despite abundant energy resources in the country, electricity generation and supply has been low and unsatisfactory. Access to electricity has been about 40% on the average and as low as 18% in the rural areas. Research showed that a very common plant in the tropics and especially Nigeria, Jatropha, can provide bio-diesel from its seed. Today, there is the concept known as "Project on Biofuel for Rural Electrification" for which Jatropha has a great promise.

Jatropha Fruit
Jatropha Fruit

The Director General, Energy Commission of Nigeria granted an interview to a Nigerian newspaper, Vanguard Newspaper (published 17th May 2008) on a planned National Workshop on Jatropha for Sustainable Energy Development in Kano, Nigeria. See the newspaper for the full text of the interview. You may also request for papers and other details of the workshop held from 5th to 8th May 2008, in Kano (contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


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