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Advancing a lower carbon future




Biodiesel is a type of diesel fuel made from long-chain fatty acid esters derived from plants or animals. It is typically produced by trans esterifying lipids such as animal fat (tallow), soybean oil, or another vegetable oil with an alcohol to produce a methyl, ethyl, or propyl ester. In its pure, unblended form, biodiesel is referred to as B100 or neat biodiesel.

Biodiesel, like petroleum diesel, is used to power compression-ignition engines. Biodiesel is used in standard diesel engines, as opposed to the vegetable and waste oils used in fuel-converted diesel engines. Biodiesel can be used alone or in certain proportions with petroleum diesel. Blends containing 20% biodiesel or less can be used in diesel instrumentation with minor modifications.

Biodiesel development in Nigeria has received little attention over the years due to the numerous economic strains and stresses that the country, like any other third-world country, faces. Biodiesel is a renewable energy source that has yet to be fully utilized. Biodiesel can help to clean the air by being easily usable in existing engines and transportation facilities, as well as generating employment and income for citizens and the country as a whole.

The Jatropha plant is the most important biomass source in the world, and it is generating interest in every economy. Transesterification is the most common method of converting biomass into usable fuel. The major challenges to fully utilizing this modern fuel are surmountable, including the fear of taking up arable agricultural land. Various generations of biofuel feedstocks can be substituted for crops. The advantages and prospects of biodiesel production are enormous and numerous.

FORTAFRIC aims on breaking into the Biodiesel market and we have plans on constructing our Biodiesel plants in the no distant future which will aim to extend our services to customers and potential customers all around the world.



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Jatropha is one of 175 species in the Euphorbiaceae family. It originated in tropical America and has spread throughout Asia and Africa's tropics and subtropics. In the 2000s, one species, Jatropha curcas, generated interest as an oil crop for biodiesel production, because the properties of Jatropha seed oil match those of diesel, it is referred to as a biodiesel plant.

Jatropha grows on a variety of wastelands without any agricultural input (irrigation or fertilization) and contains 40-60% oil. Easy propagation, rapid growth, drought tolerance, pest resistance, higher oil content than other oil crops, adaptation to a wide range of environmental conditions, short gestation period, and optimal plant size are all advantages of this crop.

In Nigeria, there are several Jatropha plantations as well as a small-scale Jatropha processing plant. Because they are easily cultivated and hardy plants, they are commonly used to control soil erosion. Jatropha is not used as an energy source in Nigeria, and there are no commercial plantations, However, obtaining seeds from several plantations that we have identified can provide us with enough feedstock to produce approximately 5000 liters of biodiesel per day.

FORTAFRIC proposes the use of jatropha as a feedstock in any potential Biodiesel plant as it is an easily propagated, rapid-growing, drought-tolerant oil plant. Consequently, it does not require a lot of agricultural input like irrigation and fertilizer. 


Our goal is to be a net zero company and help our clients get to net zero.

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