Cows to Kilowatts Partnership Limited

Location:Oyo State, NG
Speaker:Dr. Joseph Adelegan
Title:Founder and Executive Chairman
Primary Industry:Renewable Energy
Executive Summary:In Nigeria, waste from slaughterhouses are disposed directly into river bodies and water from same source downstream of the abattoirs are used for domestic and drinking purpose. Thus, they pose serious environmental health risk for the urban poor. Unabated pollution threatens citizens’ health and need for affordable cooking gas runs high. The business idea is to install biogas plants to create a cheap source of domestic energy, abate pollution and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from slaughterhouses in Nigeria. The zero-emission biogas technology provides pollution prevention by treating the wastewater and producing biogas as renewable energy with organic fertilizer as sludge, far below current market price. The biogas produced would be compressed in gas cylinders as domestic cooking gas. Urban low-income farmers would use the organic fertilizer to replace chemical fertilizer hence creating wealth from waste disposal problem. The idea has potential for replication across Africa The business idea is a winner of the prestigious 2005 SEED International Awards (www.seedinit.org). The SEED Initiative is composed of IUCN-The World Conservation Union, UNEP, UNDP, Swiss-Reinsurance and GPPi. The initiative is supported by the Governments of Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, Netherlands and the United States of America.
Venture is:Seed Level

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