Biofuels research MoU signed

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) and the University of Port Harcourt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on collaborative research and development. The MOU is aimed at diversifying the country’s energy supplies. Speaking at the occasion in Port Harcourt, Mr Billy Agha, the Group Executive Director, Engineering and Technical of the NNPC, said that the MOU marked the beginning of alternative fuel development.
Agha was represented at the occasion by the NNPC Group General Manager, Research and Development, Mr Nelson Oyudo. He signed the MOU on behalf of the corporation while the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Benne Abbey, signed for the university. According to Agha, in the wake of environmental concerns and volatility of fossil fuels supply in the world, the environment of alternative fuels is crucial to the future of the transport sector.
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