This investment in a new composting operation increased the companys capacity to handle surplus poultry litter and allowed other agricultural by-products
to be recycled.
In Nigeria like any other developing nations, the demand for activated carbon (AC), is met through importation at a very high cost and depletion of foreign reserve, whereas vast quantities of agricultural by-products
which can be used for its production are generated annually.
It ranges from agricultural by-products
such as sugarcane waste, grain husks, palm oil waste and fruit pulp, animal by-products such as manure and slaughterhouse waste, to even municipal wastes such as food waste, sewage sludge etc.
It also marks a milestone in the strategic deployment of the group's agricultural by-products
trading business, as well as further strengthening the group's online finance industry chain, through transforming the industry from a traditional wholesale market to an e-commerce platform comprising O2O, B2B and C2C.
Specifically, they describe biopolymers as resins for the fabrication of films and nanocomposites, vegetable oil-based resins and composites, soy and starch-based resins, sustainable additives, cellulosic fibers, the use of feathers in textile applications, natural fiber composites from agricultural by-products
, polysaccharide composites, green composites using bamboo, renewable biobased composites for civil engineering applications, natural fiber composites and their hollow core panels, the physical and chemical properties of alkali-activated fly ash materials, the mechanical properties of natural fiber composites, and stochastic processes in modeling the strength of composites.
It is powered by the newest Nano-VpCI technology, primarily made from agricultural by-products
, and has been described as quick and super easy to use, there being no special equipment for application.
Salt is also used widely in industrial and agricultural by-products
, not just for human consumption.
BioPouch is powered by the newest Nano-VpCI technology, primarily made from agricultural by-products
, it said.
The topics include the valorization of agricultural by-products
in poly(lactic acid) to develop biocomposites, hemp and hemp-based composites, bast fiber composites for structural engineering applications, a weathering study of biofiber-based green composites, potential biomedical applications of renewable nanocellulose, and vegetable oils for green composites.
The programme team is particularly interested in the potential of micro-algae, which thrive in the seas of Namibia, as well as biogas from the anaerobic digestion of agricultural by-products
and food wastes, and pure Jatropha oil from the Jatropha curcas plant, which can be used directly to power CHP generators," said Omoregie.
The EPA also requires that biodiesel feedstocks only come from wastes and existing agricultural by-products
This mycelium grows around agricultural by-products
like buckwheat husks, oat hulls or cotton burrs to any shape.