U.S. based All Power Labs (APL) has entered into partnership with Envirocycles Nigeria and Bioenergy Nigeria to demonstrate a pioneering technology for making renewable energy from biomass.
According to THISDAY, “the free presentations and workshops would hold in Lagos and Imo States to demonstrate the new, commercially available source of energy generation, based on biomass gasification. The 20 kw Power Pallet makes on demand energy anywhere there is available biomass, such as nut shells, wood chips, and coconut husks using gasification.
Founder and President, Bioenergy and Envirocycles Ltd, Mr. Ernest Onyenze said, “the initiative is the key that will unlock a robust transformational change in the social economic landscape of Nigeria. The value chain will impact positively on the poor and the unemployed youths. The programme is tailor-made for cooperative institutions, hospitals, SMEs, organised artisans, who not only require power, but cheap and competitive power that will bring cost of production low.”
He said the demonstrations will hold on July 16 at the ETF Hall, Imo Polytechnic, Owerri and on July 18, at Tafawa Balewa Square Club Arcade, Lagos.
Director of Strategic Initiatives, APL, Tom Price, said: “There is an extraordinary opportunity to convert easily available biomass into affordable, renewable, reliable energy anywhere there is a need for power in Nigeria.” The (Power Africa) initiative will invest up to $7 billion in US aid and resources to help African nations gain more access to electricity. The demonstrations in Nigeria follow on the heels of a very successful similar event on July 10, in Monrovia, Liberia, sponsored by Winrock International and USAID, and attended by over 50 business representatives and aid agency staff, including a delegation from the Government of Mali. Prior to the daylong workshop, APL was able to install a new gasifier power plant running on palm nut shells and functioning micro grid for the Booker Washington Institute in just four days.”