PREFEASIBILITY STUDY FOR PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL FROM CASSAVA

 NIGERIA

 

The Main Client

Private Client

Financing Institution

Private

Total Project Cost

US $47,200

Project Period

June - October 2006

Concise Description and Nature of Services Provided

A private client was interested in setting up and managing one or more large scale ethanol plants using cassava produced on irrigated mechanised farms in the middle belt states of Nigeria.  MASDAR and TMS were commissioned to undertake a prefeasibility desk study to assist the client in making a stop/go decision with respect to a full feasibility study and business plan.

Achievements

MASDAR undertook a desk study and a report  was prepared which highlighted:-

          Global market for ethanol

         African/Nigerian market for ethanol

         Plant design and specifications

         Energy and energy balance

         Water requirements

         Environmental impact and social impact

         Cassava production issues

         Financing

         Critical issues

 This report recommended all the requirements for a viable ethanol plant and proposed TOR for preparing a detailed business plan.

Contract Value of Services Supplied

US $47,200

Contract Period

June - October 2006

Contracted Company

MASDAR and TMS International