There are many opportunities for renewable energy solutions in the Nigerian agrifood sector. There is a lack of reliable electricity supply in Nigeria. For manufacturing industries to sustain production they use diesel and gas to produce electricity.
Estimates suggest that between 8 – 14 GW of decentralised diesel generator capacity is currently installed in the country. In addition there is a lot of potential for bio-energy applications due to the availability of abundant amounts of agricultural, forestry and food waste residues. The total technical potential is 2.300 PJ annually, with 600 PJ from agricultural crop residues.
More information can be found in a study carried out by Partners for Innovation for GIZ. The study is a result of extensive desk research and interviews with over 70 stakeholders and agrifood companies.
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