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The present level of demand for ENA in Nigeria, based on imports into Nigeria, has been estimated to be about 260millionliters per annum. ENA is the basic raw material for the production of wines, cosmetics, food products, paints, pharmaceuticals and fuel ethanol. The latter is becoming increasingly important.

UNIKEM Industries Limited and NOSAK Distilleries Limited both based in Lagos were the two major players and importers in the Nigerian Ethanol market, prior to the entry of AADL.

AADL customers in the ENA market include Nigeria Distilleries Limited, SDL, and RDL. Others are EuroGlobal Distilleries Limited, May and Baker Plc, Drugfield Pharm Limited, Ranbaxy and several small buyers.

The product has excellent potential for export to neighboring countries due to its price competitiveness. These countries include Cote d’Ivore, Benin, Togo, Cameroun, Burkina Faso and Chad.


Leveraging Agriculture
To Further Nigerian Interests

Following its success, AADL decided to expand its business by establishing another plant to produce ENA and starch from local agricultural products such as cassava and grains.

  • The project was designed to produce
  • 30,000 liters of ENA per day from cassava
  • 50 tons per day of starch from cassava
  • 19 tons per day of CO₂
  • 2.5mw of power

The project is located at Lusada, Igbesa, Ogun State. The plant is a multi-feed one in which cassava can be used as an alternative raw material. Supplies to the plant come from Praj Industries Limited, Pune, India – world renowned experts of over three decades in the multi-feed Ethanol plant technology.

The present demand for ENA is estimated at 260millionliters per annum against the total AADL capacity of 18million liters when the project achieves full capacity utilization.The production cost of ENA using cassava is well below the import cost of same. Also, the power to be generated would be more than enough for captive consumption, with excess for the Nigerian market.

CO2 to be produced from the new plant will be significantly cheaper than competition as the cost of production is only the collection cost which is quite low. Therefore, AADL will be in a position to sell CO2 at much lower prices than prevalent in the market today.

Major consumers of CO2 in Nigeria include Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Limca, Guinness Plc and Nigeria Breweries Plc. Others are Air Liquide Samo Nigeria, Pharma Deko.


Another Boost to the
Agriculture Sector in Nigeria

AADL has a wholly owned subsidiary company, Koshoni-Ola Limited whose core business is cultivation, procurement, and marketing of agricultural products. Koshoni-Ola has a plantation in Oro, Kwara State and handles the procurement and supply of cassava to feed the Ethanol plant. Continuous and uninterrupted supply of cassava to the plant is guaranteed due to the pedigree and vast experience of the company in the agriculture business.