BUK partners biogas companies to bridge clean energy solutions
Determined to bridge perennial challenge of acute electricity supply, Bayero University Kano (BUK), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two private companies to accelerate alternative energy solutions.
The partnership, being anchored by Centre for Renewable Energy, BUK, would involve acceleration of waste management to biogas energy transformation.
Vice Chancellor (VC), BUK, Prof. Sagir Adamu Abbas, yesterday, disclosed the breakthrough as one of the giant strides the institution recorded from result oriented research and innovation.
Abbas was briefing journalists on its 36th and 37th combined convocation ceremony scheduled for February 7 to 11.
The VC, who explained the Centre for Renewable Energy secured N1 billion-intervention fund to develop alternative clean energy, added that the collaboration with biogas companies would reduce cost of energy and generate revenue to the university.
According to the VC, the university had also attracted several interventions from government and international organisations, which include, $7.8 million won by Centre for Dryland Agriculture through World Bank in 2014, and additional $5 million won through the World Bank and the French Development Agency.