Nigeria has enough biomass capacity to provide electricity – German expert

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Mr Micheal Kotter, the Chief Executive Officer, International Bio gas and Bio energy Centre of Competence (IBBK) Germany says Nigeria has enough biomass capacity to provide its electricity, Vanguard reports.

Kotter said this at the workshop on bio gas technical presentation organised by the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) on Thursday in Abuja. He said that even though it was his first visit to the country, he observed that Nigeria has a lot of biomass that could be channeled into the production of electricity and for organic fertiliser for agricultural purposes. Kotter said that invasive plants in some environments that destroy farmlands could also be turned to biogas by mixing it with dung to produce energy.

He said that a country as big as Nigeria should be producing far more energy for its citizens to use through the cheap and efficient means of biogas production. Kotter however cautioned that not all waste was good enough for efficient production of electricity, adding that fresh and newly generated waste produce better biogas.