Waste from fruits enough to power our homes, says Group

The Founder, Foundation For A Better Environment (FABE), a Non-Governmental Organization, on Monday, said that fruit waste was enough to provide electricity to homes and markets.

The founder, Mrs Temitope Okunnu, who disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview said that the government should start looking towards the generation of bio gas, to power homes, industries, communities and markets.

“We are sending a strong message to the Nigerian people and the government that our fruit waste is enough to power our homes, markets and industries.”

She said that in Ketu fruit market for instance, there is a bio-digester that could convert fruit wastes to gas which could provide the market with electricity at nights.

“The bio-digester was renovated two years ago in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment. We can load more fruit in the digester and convert it into gas.

“This fruit waste can be converted into gas, particularly pineapples, watermelons and mangoes which  are very good sources of bio gas.

“Ketu market alone can fund itself on energy. This fruit market can actually create the energy they need there,” she said.

Okunnu urged the government to key into this plan which could be beneficial to the country and the economy.

The foundation cleaned up the fruit market during the weekend, aimed at protecting the environment.

Other activities done was planting of trees, recycling, composting among others.

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