Nigeria’s Nsukka University inaugurated its own biomass power plant. The plant, with a capacity of 100 kVA, will produce electricity by converting fuel from waste into combustible gas. It will supply part of the university’s power, as well as some households in the area.
This project was initiated four years ago by the former Vice Chancellor of the University, Chinedu Nebo, then Minister of Energy. The construction of the plant was conducted by a group of researchers from the university led by Professor Emenike Ejiogu.
The construction of the plant was funded with a grant from the university.
“Over time, more power plants of this kind will be built in the university which will save us millions of nairas on electric bills,” said Benjamin Ozumba, vice chancellor of the university.
This is the first initiative of its kind completed in the country. Researchers at the university have already been contacted by private companies and households interested in building such a plant.