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Projects

The world is becoming increasingly environmentally clean and friendly, as countries are shifting to and promoting the use of cleaner energy sources that are renewable. As parts of the efforts being made by the Federal Ministry of Environment to mitigate climate change impacts in the country, the Renewable Energy Programme has initiated the following projects:

  • Under the Renewable Energy Programme of the Ministry of Environment, Global Biofuels Ltd is developing a biofuel production Complex at ilemeso in the northern part of Ekiti state of Nigeria. Similar plants are planned to be established at Ondo, Kwara, Osun, Oyo, Kogi, Kaduna, Kano, Zamfara, Benue, Plateau, Nasarawa and such other states in Nigeria that lie between latitudes 7o and 14° Notth of the Equator.
  • Renewable Energy Programme office, Adamawa State Government and Green Carbon Afrique is developing sugarcane based biofuel plants in Girei and Demsa Local Government Areas of Adamawa State covering 2,000 hectares plantation. This initiative is to produce sugar for local use and export, ethanol and ultimately electricity. This integrated project is being replicated in ten states of the country.
  • Currently, Rice production and processing in Nigeria, is typified by small local farmers operating en primitive basic processing technology. Typical issues limiting economies of large scale rice production include lack of access to improved technologies, high costs of energy for parboiling and lower output Quality (post processing). However, working in conjunction with Carbon Quest and Adamawa State the Renewable Energy Programme office is establishing an integrated Rice Processing and Power Generating Facilitator the economic benefit of the investing State, by bringing home the advantages of large scale Rice production, self-generated Power from rice-husk, -as well ’85 ,availability of, power to the urban and rural communities.
  • Federal Ministry of Environment (Renewable Energy Programme), Federal Ministry of  Women Affairs and  International Centre for Energy Environment and Development (ICEED) through the Alliance for Clean Stoves initiated a sensitization campaign to effectively change the mind-set of the average Nigerian about firewood and introduce them to the healthier and cheaper option of clean cook stoves. The main thrust of the alliance is to distribute 30 million clean and energy efficient cook stoves in the next 5 years.
  • Considering the prospect of solar energy in a developing economy like Nigeria, the Synergent Powershare Group of Company is investing in a 50 MW solar farm in Kaduna which was officially launched by the Honourable Minister of Environment and Kaduna State Governor in September 2011.
  • NAIJA LIGHT Solar Electrification Programme.
    The programme is tasked with sourcing and deploying alternative and sustainable renewable energy sources to impact positively on the environment as well as create sustainable livelihood for the rural poor and those most affected by the paucity of electricity and energy supply in the Country.  As part of the programme, the Federal Ministry of environment has patented products under the Renewable Energy Access Programme (REAP) in partnership with the Indian Government that include;

    • The NAIJA LIGHT Solar Kit: It is a handy, portable solar electrification kit developed to give instant power to the remotest communities. It is equipped with a light bulb an outlet for a fan and 10 point mobile phone charging unit. This comes in 50Watts and 100Watts kits.
    • NAIJA LIGHT Solar Hair-care Kits: This product caters to both male and female salon owners. The male salon kit is equipped with an energy efficient dipper, two lighting points and 10 point mobile charging unit. The female salon kit comes with an energy efficient handheld hair dryer, two lighting points and a 10 point mobile phone charging unit. Both come in 300Mwh kits.
    • NAIJA LIGHT Primary Health Care Solar Kits: This kit is to aid in health care delivery at the rural level. It is equipped with a mini freezer for storage of serums and vaccines, two lighting points and a 10 point mobile phone charging unit.
  •  Energy Efficient Housing Scheme
    This scheme is a partnership between the Federal Ministry of Environment and Aso savings and loans Plc, a leading Mortgage bank with the objectives of providing affordable energy efficient housing for staff of the Ministry. The housing scheme is designed to incorporate micro generation of electricity from renewable sources, mainly solar and Bio-energy. The models of energy efficient electrical components ensure that residents of-the new estate get lower electricity bills. Energy Efficient Housing project was recently launched in Kaduna with the prospect of containing 2000 Housing Units and many more are on the pipeline from different states across the Nation.
  • The Abuja Green City
    The Abuja Green City is an initiative of the Renewable Energy Programme of the Federal Ministry -of Environment ‘together with ,Green carbon Afrique Creation Environmental Services and Integra integrated’ Renewable Energy services. The Project has the full commitment of the Federal government the Federal Capital Territory and the Federal Ministry of Environment. This will help a city with low carbon emission and when completed will be the first in Africa and second in the world after Masdar city in United Arab Emirates. The low-carbon development is using a combination of local electricity generation, improved insulation, and energy efficient devices for the apartments.
  • Establishment of Renewable Energy Village
    This is an initiative that is borne to stimulate low and medium entrepreneurs in Nigeria. It is meant to provide technology based community that attracts investors, manufacturers, distributors/and maintenance services for all renewable energy components.The village is also mean to encourage mentoring schemes, on-the-job training and ensure access to all Federal Government’s funding opportunities that have been newly negotiated and reserved for small and medium entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
  • The Nigerian Clean Energy Access Program – NCEAP
    In line With the quest to reduce the global impact of climate change and as part of the solution to the epileptic power supply in Nigeria through the Nigerian Clean energy Access Program, NCEAP which plans to distribute 150 million bulbs over the next five years under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). This is part of the Ministry of Environment’s initiative to ensure energy efficiency is private sector driven and it is therefore a national imperative to Increase power generation, transmission and distribution that is, coming at a great price.
  • Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES) Project
    The Rural Women Energy Security Project under the Renewable Energy Programme is targeted towards the undeserved rural women who are usually off-grid, energy poor and has the highest incidence of health related issues from harmful energy practices. RUWES hopes to promote the adoption of clean cook stoves, solar dryers etc and also impact rural women with skills.
  •  Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles
    The TATA Group, a major supplier of CNG Buses for transportation in India has offered to set up a CNG powered transport system in Nigeria. The offer includes buses for mass transit and cars for taxis. The city of New Delhi which was battling pollution from emissions made the radical change to CNG powered cars, tuk-tuks (keke) and buses. The immediate results included sharp reductions in GHG emissions as well as increased employment. The Federal Ministry of Environment in collaboration with TATA Group is working towards relicating this model in Nigeria.