Perhaps the latest among the surprises the world has seen so far in technology has surfaced in Nigeria as the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has set the record of electricity generation by using organic waste to install 100KVA Refuse Drived Fuel (RDF) gasification plant for its Nsukka Campus.
The innovation which received accolades from diverse quarters, most notably from the Vice-Chancellor of UNN, Prof Benjamin Ozumba happens to be first of its kind in the county according to him.
He expressed happiness over the project during its inauguration, said the university would no longer be a customer to Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) and thus, made history with the successful inauguration of the project.
“I am happy that the university under my watch has witnessed innovations and transformation, as today another feather has been added to the cap of my administration.
“This is the first of its kind in the country, using of waste to generate electricity.
“By the time more of the plants are produced that will cover every part of the university, millions of naira will be saved every month, as UNN will longer pay monthly electricity bill to EEDC, ” he said.
The VC also commended Prof Emenike Ejiogu-led research team that produced the RDF gas plant.
Ejiogu who is from the Department of Electrical Engineering applauded Ozumba on his belief of making record-breaking innovations to transform UNN.
He said, “The 100 KVA RDF project is designed and fabricated by laboratory of industrial power devices and energy system under special grant by Ozumba.
“The aim is to enable UNN to generate its own electricity with organic waste that will serve as fuel,” he said.