With more than 178 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.
National ENERGY GLOBE Award Nigeria 2017
The farm in Ogun state is adopting the philosophy of a zero-waste farming system and using the methods to save money and make the land more economical.
Currently the farmers only way of ensuring consistent electricity is with a diesel generator and the only means of disposing of the poultry farm waste is by digging a hole to dump the waste. This is unsustainable as when the hole is full the process is repeated and the diesel generator is harmful to the environment.
Using the biogas produced to power an environmentally friendly generator and the slurry to fertilize crops. This requires an investment into the technology which allows the farmers to harness this energy.
The process will not only power up to 68,965kwh of energy annually for the farmer but the resulting solid fertilizer can be sold to other farmers thus reducing the farms expenses, increasing the income and helping to create environmentally friendly farming practices.
The construction of the plant on this poultry farm has the benefit of using the waste generated by the birds to save the farmer money in other areas of the land. In addition, it will make a more environmentally respectful establishment as the energy generated by the poultry farm will reduce the farms carbon footprint making it an excellent example to other farms and to assist in the nations commitment to reduce carbon emissions.