‘Nigeria to start methanol production soon says Minister

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has stated that Nigeria will start producing methanol in commercial quantity soon.He said this at the world media briefing to launch the Methanol Development Technology Policy in Abuja during the week.

At the event, he unveiled the Methanol Development Technology Policy, saying it was in line with international resolutions, including the Paris Agreement.

According to him, during the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) recently, President Muhammadu Buhari pledged Nigeria’s determination to comply with international resolutions on environmental protection and reduction of gas emissions.Onu stressed the importance of methanol, whose composition is environmentally friendly and costs less than other sources of natural energy, to Nigeria.

The minister further said the policy was aimed at further expanding the nation’s chemical industry and help in the chemical value-chain feedstock, to produce adhesives and useful gasses. TheGuardianng

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