Other Centre Research Publications
Other publications of the Centre include the following:
JATROPHA CULTIVATION, PROCESSING AND BIOFUEL PRODUCTION (A JATROPHA MANUAL )
The book, A JATROPHA MANUAL, presents in a very concise readable and understandable form the historical origin, morphological description, geographical distribution, botanical classification and the local names of the various species of Jatropha plant to enable their easy identification of use in biofuel production. It also describe the ecology, life history and cultivation of Jatropha plants from the early stages of soil requirements, planting, plant development, flowering and fruiting, plants propagation, plantation and nutrient management, seed yield, pest and disease control and prevention, to later stages of harvesting and storage. The manual most importantly presents the processes of oil extraction and bio diesel production from the Jatropha plant as well as the processes of cleaning the extracted vegetable oil.
WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS (2009)
Proceedings from the Workshops, Sensitization and Awareness Forum(SAF) on Renewable Initiatives and Environment Protection in Edo State, 25TH AUGUST, 2009 and Annual Public Lecture Forum organized by Global Educational Initiative For Nigeria (GEIFON) and National Centre for Energy and Environment (NCEE), University of Benin, December, 2009.
The workshops provided the opportunity for experts and policy makers to discuss the strategic role of renewable energy and environmental protection in the mitigation of climate change, for the overall infrastructural, social and economic development of the Nigerian economy. The book features Keynote Addresses , Scientific Presentations and Communiques from both Workshops.