Biogas Production from Municipal Solid Waste: An Energy Imperative for Nigeria
In this study, the potential of utilizing biogas from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), as a potent alternative source of energy in Nigeria, was vividly established. The current energy situation and extent of integration of MSW in the energy mix in Nigeria was critically examined. The energy potential of MSW in Nigeria was determined, especially in relation to the quantum of MSW generated in the country. This was done in juxtaposition with energy generated from other sources in the country, with their attendant environmental implications. The trend analysis indicated a general and steady decline in the energy generation and consumption pattern in the country, in the last decade, which was attributable to her mono dependence on fossil fuel.