We use biomass/solar hybrid energy mix to meet the energy demands of industrial clusters and our host communities. We use the 2012 European Union EU energy consumption pattern as our guide to determine the design of the energy to be deployed. On the average, ninety percent of total energy generated comes from TLUD gasification or combustion of solid biomass, which are agro or forest residue obtained at little or no cost. We use this technology to generate heat and steam for industrial processing, in small communities where electricity demand is less than 25kw. Solar technology is used to drive electrical machineries as appropriate and community lightings. For larger electricity demands, we would use biomass thermal electricity generation to meet cluster and community electricity needs. In areas where effluents or liquid biomass are produced, we use bio-digestion process to generate bio-gas to augment our energy mix.
Our project is the establishment of farm gate industrial clusters that will be driven be decentralized renewable energy where there is no national grid. Where electricity is available from the grid, biomass in form of agro-residue will be used to generate heat and steam for industrial processing. The types of industries in each cluster will be determined by the arable crops produced in the host community, as Nigerians practice multi-crops farming, hence the specific industries in each community will be tailored towards the varied crop they grow or where raw materials could be easily sourced. In the course of processing agricultural produce, solid biomass is generated in form of agro-residue (solid wastes), effluents (which come as liquid wastes).
These are veritable energy sources. Using the Top-Lit Updraft (TLUD) gasification and combustion technologies to extract clean heat energy from solid biomass, Bio-digestion technology to generate methane from semi-solid biomass and effluents from industrial processing and solar photovoltaic technology is used for the generation of direct or alternating current electricity for small projects and small hydro and steam power plants for big projects. We combine the process of clean energy generation to drive industrial clusters at village levels, and give off grid electricity for our host communities as service.