BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF BIODIESEL PRODUCTION IN WEST AFRICA
Keywords:Africa; Biodiesel; Blends; Free Fatty Acid (FFA); Glycerin.
Global warming is a threat to the world and the use of fossil fuels is a major factor that contributes to climate change and the damage to the environment. Therefore, the world is looking for environmentally friendly fuels and West Africa is doing little in solving this global problem. After the review of relevant literatures, it is concluded that West Africa is blessed with vast lands that are available for cultivating Jatropha plant for biodiesel production. Farmers in the rural areas could use biodiesel in powering their farm machineries, while biodiesel blend could be used in diesel engines. Consequently, the economy of West African nations will be better for it. There is low level of awareness of the advantages of biodiesel. Therefore, academic Institutions should intensify research on the prospect of biodiesel and the gap between the institutions and the industries should be closed.
How to Cite
The contents of the articles are the sole opinion of the author(s) and not of NIJOTECH.
NIJOTECH allows open access for distribution of the published articles in any media so long as whole (not part) of articles are distributed.
A copyright and statement of originality documents will need to be filled out clearly and signed prior to publication of an accepted article. The Copyright form can be downloaded from http://nijotech.com/downloads/COPYRIGHT%20FORM.pdf while the Statement of Originality is in http://nijotech.com/downloads/Statement%20of%20Originality.pdf
For articles that were developed from funded research, a clear acknowledgement of such support should be mentioned in the article with relevant references. Authors are expected to provide complete information on the sponsorship and intellectual property rights of the article together with all exceptions.
It is forbidden to publish the same research report in more than one journal.