Following are the details of the news:

The Raw Materials research and development council in collaboration with National Youth Service Corps Foundation is hosting a competition for corps members on process equipment design, commercialization and entrepreneurship.

Guidelines for candidate project

  1. Identify some of the challenges in raw materials processing for value addition (see listed common operations in raw materials processing)
  2. Pick one or many of those challenges in respect to a particular raw material, be it agro or mineral raw materials (see listed raw materials)
  3. Decide what you are going to do about the challenges that you have chosen, this could be by:
    • Explaining what engineers are already doing (i.e., features of existing process equipment)
    • Creating or explaining your ideas for your own solutions (intend features of your own process equipment or product that stand you out)
  4. Review what you have done
  5. Present your ideas, this could be in any one or two of the following format:
    • Power point presentation of CAD design, drawings, annotation and any other
    • Simple model of the equipment
    • Prototype

Project submission:

The complete corps project work and the key information would be submitted to a given E-mail or an online platform to be specified

Available resources

Applicant can visit RMRDC website (www,rmrdc, for list of raw materials, some project work on processing equipment, Council’s activities and other relevant information

Applicant can also visit any of the 37 RMRDC state coordinating offices across State capitals and FCT


Agro Raw Materials

  1. Mango
  2. Cashew
  3. Orange
  4. Watermelon
  5. Groundnut
  6. Millet
  7. Cassava
  8. Yam
  9. Wood
  10. Carrot
  11. Acha
  12. Soya beans
  13. Sesame
  14. Maize
  15. Wheat
  16. Shea nut
  17. Banana
  18. Plantain
  19. Potatoes
  20. And host of others

Mineral Raw Materials

  1. Kaolin
  2. Sand
  3. Gypsum
  4. Talc
  5. Granite
  6. Limestone
  7. Clay
  8. Bitumen
  9. Copper
  10. Lead
  11. Tin
  12. Lithium
  13. Barite
  14. Iron ore
  15. Silica
  16. Aluminium
  17. Chrome
  18. Titanium
  19. Gemstones
  20. And host of others


  1. Washing
  2. Drying
  3. Peeling
  4. Milling
  5. Sieving
  6. Steaming
  7. Pasteurizing
  8. Stirring
  9. Mixing
  10. Firing
  11. Baking
  12. Grading
  13. Destoning
  14. Parboiling
  15. Packaging
  16. Pulping
  17. Pulverising
  18. Electroplating
  19. Degumming
  20. And host of others


Click here to join the competition