Unilorin Professor, Odetoye, Produces Biodiesel from Eggshells

Date: 2024-04-15

A Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Ilorin, Temitope Elizabeth Odetoye, has produced biodiesel through the exploration of chicken eggshell-derived heterogeneous catalysts.

Speaking with journalists in Ilorin, Professor Odetoye said that the feat is in line with the efforts of the nation’s most sought-after university, the University of Ilorin, towards developing homegrown technology that would enhance the socio-economic progress of the country.

She explained that the feat was accomplished through ‘transesterification experiment’’.

The don, who recently delivered the 253rd Inaugural Lecture, said that the yield showed that eggshell was an affordable potential catalyst source for biodiesel production.

The renowned scholar said that “the utilisation of eggshells can add value to the poultry production process and minimise waste in the poultry industry”.

Professor Odetoye pointed out that biodiesel had been considered one of the sustainable fuel alternatives.

She noted that the high production cost of biodiesel when juxtaposed with fossil fuel, remains one of the major drawbacks in biodiesel production.

Professor Odetoye defined biofuel as fuel made from biomass, saying: “Biofuel is synonymous with biocrude, biodiesel, bio-oil, biogas, bioethanol, biosyngas and bioslurry fuels”.

The Professor of Chemical Engineering added that Nigeria is endowed with abundant lignocellulosic biomass residues waiting to be explored through more environmentally friendly ways.

Professor Odetoye noted that the open burning of biomass residues had led to pollution of the environment, especially in the dry season.

According to her, biomass waste pyrolysis is a potential means of converting waste to wealth and will create opportunities for skilled engineers and technicians.

She added that when the ensuing fuel is deployed for massive usage it would make the nation’s physical environment cleaner and more conducive for healthy living.

Source

 


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Oyeyemi Olasumbo Florence     Atiku     Amuda Bembe     Rabiu Kwankwaso     AIT Ilorin     Olaoye B. Felix     Admiralty Villa     Otoge     Kwara Consultative Forum     Baba Idris     Suleiman Mora Omar     Kwara State Television (KWTV)     Adolescent Girls Initiative For Learning And Empowerment     Alao Ayotunde     Ishaq Abdulkarim     Oniye     Oyin-Zubair     MalHub     Ayinke Saka     Kayode Oyin-Zubair     Orire     Agboola Abdulraheem     Garba Ado Sanni     Femi Gbajabiamila     V.O. Abioye     Ibrahim Gambari     Makama     Saudat Abdulbaqi     Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye     Olatunji Ayeni     Temitope Ogunbanke     Habeeb Saidu     Balogun-Ojomu     Kwara Volleyball Association     Muslim Cementary     Iqra Books     State Bureau Of Internal Revenue     Kayode Issa     Belgore     EFCC     JMK Construction Company Limited     Al-Hikmah University     Khairat Gwadabe     Shuaibu Yaman Abdullahi     Mohammed Lawal     Maja     Oyelere Oyinloye     Isaac Aderemi Kolawole     Hussein Olokooba     Ilorin Emirate Stakeholders Forum     Oloyede     Mufutau Olatinwo     Awoye     Haleeman Salman     Jimoh Bashir     Overland     Muslim Stakeholders Of Kwara State     Bayer AG     Smart School     Bola Ahmed Tinubu     Femi Ogunsola     KWASAA     Mukhtar Shagaya     Veterinary Teaching Hospital     Ilorin West/Asa Federal Constituency     Olokoba Sulyman     Abdulrazaq Magaji     Bluenile Associates     Aminat Ahmed     Ohoro Of Shao     Abraham Ojo     Congress For National Consensus     Magaji Are     Jaigbade Alao     Oyedepo     Rihanat Ajia     Kunle Suleiman    

Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Oluranti Idowu     Playing Host     Abdulwahab Oba     Kehinde Baale     Abdulrahman Abdulrazak     Saliu Ajia     Ibrahim Jawondo     Muideen Olaniyi Alalade     Afin Descendants Union Of Odo-Owa     Abdulrosheed Okiki     Ishaq Abdulkarim     Arandun     Salihu Jibril Garbi     Femtech     Prince Sunday Fagbemi     SUBEB     Bello Taoheed Abubakar     Oniyangi Kunle Sulaiman     Damilola Yusuf Adelodun     Mashood Dauda     Adedeji Onimago     Tsaragi/Share     David Oyepinola Adedumoye     Olatunde Jare     Akeem Lawal     Ahmad Olanrewaju Belgore     Rex Olawoye     Sai Kayi     Nurudeen Mohammed     Kwara State Football Association     Lithium Deposit     Daud Adeshola     Memunat Monsuma     Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa     Dunmade     Idris Garuba     Aremu Odolaye     Owo Isowo     Abdulmumin Yinka Ajia     Apado     April 11     Opobiyi     Senate Presidency     Taofeek Sanusi     Aminat Ahmed     Muhammed Aliyu     Ghali Muhammed     Zulkifli Ibraheem     T And K FOODS     M.Y. Abdulrahaman     Oye Tinuoye     Forgo Battery     Revenue Court     Kulende-UITH     Jimoh Olusola Imam     Bello Bature     Adegoke Bamidele     Oba Mogaji Abdulkadir     Bond     GRA     Theophilus Oyebiyi     Neo Mundo Ltd     Abdulkareem Alabi     Oke-Oyi     HAMFAT Clinic And Maternity     Mufti Of Ilorin     Jare Olatundun     Erubu     Wasiu Odewale     Najim Yaasin     Oko-Olowo     Alabi Olayemi Abdulrazak     IESA     Okoolowo     Aliyu Muhammad Saifudeen     Mamatu Abdullahi     Eleja