Kaduna state government, through state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Malaysian firm, Bionas, Channels reports.
The agreement is to establish a multi-billion dollar biofuel plant for the mass production of aviation fuel in Zaria Local Government Area of the state. It also includes the generation of 280 megawatts of electricity from waste products for industrial and domestic purposes. The two projects are expected to be completed in two years.
The Managing Director of Bionas, Mrs Zurina Amman, said the Jatropha Plant, to be located in Zaria, would serve as an alternative energy supply to mitigate climate change and enhance a green economy which has become an international discourse. She said the company intended to train 200,000 Nigerians to acquaint them on the latest technology for bio-fuel and distribution, as well as making Bionas’ seeds available to farmers.
Source: Energy Mix Report