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CNG conversion kits to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate high transportation cost in Nigeria

President Bola Tinubu has announced an upcoming game-changing development in the public transportation sector that promises to enhance affordability and efficiency. During his nationwide address on October 1st, 2023, commemorating Nigeria's 63rd Independence Anniversary, President Tinubu unveiled the introduction of new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) conversion kits, a crucial step forward in transforming the nation's transportation landscape.
According to President Tinubu, his administration is diligently working to establish training facilities with the objective of creating job opportunities for transport operators and entrepreneurs.
"In our pursuit of a more robust economy with reduced transport costs, we are ushering in a new era of public transportation. This entails the deployment of cost-effective and safer Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses nationwide. These CNG buses will operate at significantly lower fuel costs, thereby positively impacting transport fares," President Tinubu stated.
He further elaborated, "The introduction of new CNG conversion kits is imminent, with an all-hands-on-deck approach to expedite the usually lengthy procurement process. Additionally, we are setting up training facilities and workshops across the nation to empower and provide fresh opportunities for transport operators and entrepreneurs."
This landmark development signifies Nigeria's commitment to adopting more efficient methods to fuel its economy while creating historical milestones.
The Presidency has disclosed that the anticipated cost of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is estimated to be approximately N250 per liter. Moreover, an allocation of N100 billion has been earmarked for the acquisition of 3,000 units of 20-seater CNG-fueled buses between July 2023 and March 2024.
The implementation of CNG usage by the Federal Government and other stakeholders is a pivotal response to the removal of the fuel subsidy, which had led to increased fuel prices and a subsequent impact on transportation costs.
Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, emphasized the benefits of this initiative, particularly for lower-income individuals. He stated, "The average cost of N250 per liter for CNG will significantly alleviate the financial burden on everyday Nigerians commuting to work, markets, and other destinations via mass transit systems."
In August, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu initiated the Presidential Compressed Natural Gas Initiative (PCNGI) to revolutionize the transportation sector. The initiative aims to introduce over 11,500 new CNG-enabled vehicles and 55,000 CNG conversion kits for existing gasoline-dependent vehicles. These CNG-powered vehicles offer economic advantages and have a smaller environmental footprint compared to traditional petrol-powered counterparts.
Notably, this initiative will promote local manufacturing and assembly of conversion kits, thereby generating employment opportunities for Nigerians and contributing to the nation's economic growth.
CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) conversion kits are designed to modify a gasoline or diesel vehicle to run on natural gas. These kits involve several key components and modifications to the vehicle's engine and fuel system.
One of the primary components of a CNG conversion kit is the high-pressure storage tank. This tank is responsible for storing compressed natural gas at a pressure of around 3,600 psi (pounds per square inch). These tanks are typically constructed from strong materials like carbon fiber or metal to withstand the high pressure.
Before entering the engine, the CNG from the storage tank passes through a pressure regulator. This regulator reduces the high-pressure CNG to a level suitable for the engine, ensuring a controlled flow.
In the conversion process, the vehicle's original fuel injection system is typically modified or replaced with CNG injectors. These injectors release the regulated CNG into the engine's intake manifold, where it mixes with air for combustion.
Depending on the specific vehicle and conversion kit, there may be some engine modifications required to optimize performance with CNG. This can include adjustments to the engine's timing and compression ratio.
To manage the injection of CNG into the engine and ensure the correct air-fuel mixture, a CNG conversion kit includes an electronic control unit (ECU) or dedicated controller. The controller monitors various parameters like engine speed, throttle position, and exhaust oxygen levels to make real-time adjustments.
Many CNG conversion kits offer dual-fuel capability, allowing the vehicle to run on both CNG and its original gasoline or diesel fuel. This feature provides flexibility and ensures the vehicle can still operate if CNG is unavailable.
For refueling, a CNG-converted vehicle needs a specialized filling system that connects to a CNG filling station. This system includes safety features to prevent overfilling and ensure a secure connection.
Safety is a paramount concern with CNG conversion kits. They must adhere to safety standards and regulations to minimize the risk of leaks and accidents. This includes features like pressure relief devices and tank inspections to maintain the integrity of the CNG storage tank.
It's crucial to have CNG conversion kits installed by trained and certified technicians who are knowledgeable about the specific make and model of the vehicle. Proper installation and maintenance are essential for safe and efficient operation. Additionally, the availability of CNG refueling infrastructure can vary by region, which should be considered when contemplating a CNG conversion.
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  • Jane Wangui

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    Tinubu is doing an amazing job as a leader.Others should follow in his footsteps.

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    • Ann Nyambura

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      A significant move towards reducing carbon emissions and improving transportation affordability and efficiency in Nigeria.

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      • johnte ndeto

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        Especially since it has targeted the public transport this will really play a major role in clean energy

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        • Kevin

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          Kudos to Tinubu for claiming the path to sustainable energy in the continent

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          • Esther Wanjiku

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            Great and amazing news

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            • George Kariuki

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              This has the potential to make transportation more affordable, efficient, and environmentally friendly.

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              • walter lungayi

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                The introduction of CNG conversion kits in Nigeria is a positive move towards reducing carbon emissions and transportation costs, ultimately benefiting the environment and the economy.

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                • Tabitha Kimani

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                  This is the kind of leadership the world desperately needs. Good job President.

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                    • Johannes Luiga

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                      Great news.

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                      • Saustine Lusanzu

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                        Congratulations to Bora

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                        • Joseph Githinji

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                          Great show of responsibility and leadership from the newly elected Nigerian President.

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                          • CHRIS NGATIA

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                            This is good news ... Kudos to Bola

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