KNUSTSpace >
Research Articles >
College of Science >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/15498

Title: Biomass Valorization to Bioenergy: Assessment of Biomass Residues’ Availability and Bioenergy Potential in Nigeria
Authors: Stella Ezealigo, Uchechukwu
Nonye Ezealigo, Blessing
Kemausuor, Francis
Kweku Achenie, Luke Ekem
Peter Onwualu, Azikiwe
Issue Date: Dec-2021
Publisher: Sustainability
Citation: Sustainability
Abstract: The bioenergy sector in Nigeria currently lacks a proper assessment of resource availability. In this study, we investigated the bioenergy potential of agricultural residues and municipal solid and liquid waste using data from 2008 to 2018, and we applied a computational and analytical approach with mild assumptions. The technical potential for the production of cellulosic ethanol and biogas was estimated from the available biomass. It was discovered that higher energy was generated from biogas than cellulosic ethanol for the same type of residue. The available crop residue technical potential of 84 Mt yielded cellulosic ethanol and biogas of 14,766 ML/yr (8 Mtoe) and 15,014 Mm3/yr (13 Mtoe), respectively. Biogas has diverse applications ranging from heat to electric power generation and therefore holds great potential in solving the current electricity crisis in Nigeria. It will also position the nation towards achieving the 7th sustainable development goal (SDG 7) on clean and affordable energy.
Description: This article has been published in Sustainability and is also available at DOI:10.3390/su132413806
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/15498
Appears in Collections:College of Science

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
sustainability-13-13806-v2.pdf4.24 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback