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|Title: ||Biomass Valorization to Bioenergy: Assessment of Biomass Residues’ Availability and Bioenergy Potential in Nigeria|
|Authors: ||Stella Ezealigo, Uchechukwu|
Nonye Ezealigo, Blessing
Kweku Achenie, Luke Ekem
Peter Onwualu, Azikiwe
|Issue Date: ||Dec-2021|
|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|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Science|
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