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Biomass & Bioenergy 

The biomass and bioenergy unit of the Centre conducts research and development activities in bioenergy.

The specific functions of the unit takes its root from the Centre's mandate  and are as follows:

  • Deliver R&D in Bio-Energy through deployable pilot scale projects tailored to meeting the needs of the end users.
  • Provide capacity for policy formulation and implementation.

The main focus of research activities of the unit include:

  • Development of biotechnology for clean energy from biomass
  • Development of fuel grade bio-ethanol from agricultural residues and energy crops
  • Development of biotechnology for the production of biodiesel from non-food energy crops
  • Analysis and characterization of bio-fuels

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Some of the projects being embarked upon by the unit include:

  • Biogas production from cow dung and water hyacinth
  • Bio-ethanol from water hyacinth
  • Design of biotechnology for fuel gasification for energy generation
  • Design of biotechnology for biomass briquetting for energy generation
  • Biodiesel production from indigenous non-food energy crops

Some projects completed by the unit include:

  • Experimental investigation of biodiesel production from Jatropha and Melon seed.
  • Design and construction of downdraft top-lit gasifier stove.
  • Design and construction of biogas for laboratory use.
Production of Biodiesel from Melon and Jatropha.
  • Engr. Mike U. Ajieh R.COREN, MNSE, B.Eng Chemical Engineering (University of Port Harcourt), M.Sc(Eng.) Chemical and Process Engineering - Environmental and Energy Engineering (Sheffield) 
    Unit Head
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    Research Interests: Biochemical process technology & carbon capture technology

  • Mr. Akingba Olawale, HND Agricultural Engineering (KADPOLY), PGD  Production & Material Engineering(AAU)
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    Research Interests: Agricultural waste to bioenergy

  • Mr. Kubeyinje Bawo, PGD Natural Resource Management (Benin), B.Sc Microbiology
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    Research Interests: Biomass/bioenergy & Environment

  • Engr. Onochie Uche P. MNSE, B.Eng Mechanical Engineering (LASU), MEng. Thermal Power Engineering (Benin)
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    Research Interests: Biomass to Energy & Power Generation.

  • Mrs. Orerome Rita, B.Sc Biochemistry  (Benin)
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    Research Interests: Bio-technology, biofuels, enzymology, bioremediation & toxicology

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