Working Together To Find Sustainable And Innovative Solution For Typha Threat
Developing alternative management and economic uses of biomass to convert the threat to the uncontrolled and invasive growth of this weed in the irrigation channels, rivers and agricultural land of the Hadejia Valley Irrigation Project (HVIP) into an opportunity to improve living conditions of Nigerian people with emphasis on women as household managers for biogas production using Typha and Animal Nutrition.
The FUGA Team is working on the practice of converting Typha into animal feed in order to give Nigerian people access to a unique and novel technology minimizing dependence on foreign countries by creating access to the use of enzymes and silage additives mixed with Typha to make it a more exemplary feed. on the practice of converting Typha into animal feed in order to give Nigerian people access to a unique and novel technology minimizing dependency on foreign countries by creating access to the use of enzymes and silage additives mixed with Typha to make it a more exemplary feed.
UM is developing the technology to convert Typha biomass into biogas with selected natural microorganisms developed at the University of Maryland, and at the same time apply novel processes to optimize the use of Typha as a valuable ingredient for animal production in an economic and sustainable manner. Specific harvesting strategies adapted to each particular use and to the ecosystems of the irrigation schemes are considered having in mind what we have learned from experiences in other parts of the world.
The NAERLS Team is experimenting on the is optimization of Typha’s utilization as a biogas production. For example, determining which ingredients should be included in the digesters with Typha of different stages among cheaper alternatives for the region.