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Simeon Achinewhu

Rivers State University of Science and Technology

Emeritus Professor of Food Science and Technology with a specialty in Food and Nutritional Biochemistry. He was previously Vice-Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Nigeria, a fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology and the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology.


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Many cassava producing nations lack sustainable energy availability and sufficiency. Just 10% of the population in Haiti receives power from the national electric grid. The proportion is 7% for Mozambique. In both countries, deforestation is extensive due to dependence on wood and charcoal for 70-85% of energy requirements respectively. In the case of Ghana, although biomass accounts for 64% of National energy supply, the dependence on primary biomass energy sources like wood and charcoal has led to increased loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, and health problems. Prospects for the use of cassava peeling residues as a source of biomethane to mitigate these constraints have received little attention. The advantages and benefits of biomass energy were explored, along with the potential for cassava as a feedstock and rationale for anaerobic digestion are highlighted. Depending on the quantity of cassava root processed by individual countries, the energy recovered from cassava peeling residues could satisfy up to 100% of National energy requirements.

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Simeon Achinewhu

Rivers State University of Science and Technology

Dr. Simeon Achinewhu is Emeritus Prof of Food Science and Technology with a specialty in Food and Nutritional Biochemistry. He was a Vice-Chancellor of the Rivers states University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Dr. Achinewhu held positions in the same University as Director of an Institute, Head of Department, Dean of Agric Faculty, Dean Post Graduate school. He is a Fellow International Academy of Food Science and Technology, a Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Food Science, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, and a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management.

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