ABUJA – A Chinese company, Beijing United Autumn Clean Energy Technology, on Thursday called for partnership with the Federal Government to develop sweet sorghum to produce bio-fuel.
He said the project could be completed within two years.
“Sweet sorghum can produce ethanol and it waste can be used to make pellet fuel to replace coal; its waste is also a good organic manure.
“It can also be processed into sugar, while its waste can be combined with local corn stem to produce ethanol, vinegar and monosodium glutamate.
“It is also high temperature resistant.
He said the crop could grow with little rain, adding that It could also be planted and harvested within five months.
“The council will meet with other government agencies to know what to do next,” he said.
Some of the stakeholders at the meeting include the representative of National Sugar Development Council, Mr Owoyemi Michael and Mr Akin Gbadamosi, the Secretary General, Federation of Agricultural Commodity Association of Nigeria. (NAN)