London, UK [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Revonergy Plc announced an agreement with the Ondo State Government of Nigeria to build a waste to energy power plant. The 14-megawatt (MW) plant will be fueled by wood waste and sawdust that is generated from the sawmill industry.
The electricity that is produced will be supplied directly to the sawmills and excess electricity will be sold to the national grid on a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) basis. The sawmill industry in Ondo State Nigeria, currently suffers from chronic power shortage and frequent periods of blackout. The sawmill industry is dependent upon diesel generators for their electricity requirements.
“Wood waste and sawdust is a natural waste product of the sawmill industry. The power plant will use wood waste and sawdust to produce clean electricity, which will be supplied to the industry and the community. A previously discarded waste product will be the main source of much needed electricity to the industry,” said Ravi Daswani, CEO of Revonergy Plc.