Umudike Journal of Engineering and Technology

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike


PROSPECTS OF A BIOBASED ECONOMY IN NIGERIA

Nwosu-obieogu, K.
Department of Chemical Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.

Umunna, M. F.
Department of Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria

Aguele, F. O.
Department of Chemical Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.

Ugwuodo, C. B.
Department of Chemical Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.

Anike, E. N.
Department of Chemical Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.

Chiemenem, L. I.
Department of Chemical Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.

Agbai, S. O.
Department of Chemical Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.



ABSTRACT

Global challenges such as climate change and environmental degradation has contributed a great deal of havoc to the society, hence the need to address the issue gave the motivation for this work. Nigeria is blessed with vast amount of natural resources ranging from food to agricultural waste then microorganisms, all has role to play in encouraging sustainability of the environment. This paper provides a concept for biobased economy in the country, how it can be harnessed and sustained via agriculture.



Keywords: sustainability, biobased economy, agriculture, environment


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Conference Code
IECON2019

Conference Title
ENGINEERING FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION, FOOD AND NATIONAL SECURITY

ISBN
978-978-53175-8-9

Date Published
Friday, September 20, 2019

Conference Date
2nd - 4th September, 2019

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