Projects & Achievement

Kilishi processing

Kilishi is a traditional dehydrated, smoked-dried and packaged meat snack.  It is produced and consumed in Nigeria, the republics of Chad, Cameroon, Niger, Mali and Senegal. Out of the 360,000 tonnes of beef Nigeria consumed annually, approximately...

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Development of Mini-refinery

This project seeks to domesticate the technology for naphtha hydro-treating and fluid cracking units in Crude oil refining. The specific objective includes: Study of various Naphtha Hydro-treating and Fluid Catalytic Cracking processing routes...

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Caustic soda

Sodium hydroxide and precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) which are versatile industrial chemicals are 100% imported.  As at 2010, 98,869,774kg of sodium hydroxide was imported and this amounted to N2, 797,817,092 (almost three billion Naira). ...

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Castor oil

Castor is a commercially very important strategic plant because of the many industrial applications of the oil obtained from the seed and also the seed cake which is a source of fertilizer.  As a result of its importance in Military applications,...

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Rubber seed oil

In order to address the challenges in sourcing of alkyd resin by the paint and adhesives industries, the Council in collaboration with the University of Benin developed alkyd resin from Rubber Seed Oil (RSO), in order to reduce importation of alkyd...

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Moringa Oleifera

Prior to the Council’s intervention in Moringa value chain development, little was known about the uses of moringa plant. The Council identified Moringa oleifera as a local plant resource with enormous potentials and collaborated with various...

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Microbial-type culture collection

The economic importance of microbes on the well-being of plants and animals, including man, is enormous. Microorganisms form the basis of numerous industrial and biotechnological processes. Although, Nigeria is very rich in bio-resources it lacks...

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Phytomedicine for tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis through the air droplet nuclei. It usually infects the lungs and may spread to other parts of the body. Tuberculosis remains a leading cause of death in the world...

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Chemicals and reagents

Of the over 500 different industrial chemicals being utilized in the country, at least 70 are used as laboratory chemicals in secondary schools. These chemicals are imported in spite of the country’s comparative advantage in terms of availability...

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water borne paint

In an effort to reduce the importation of polyvinyl acetate, which is the most expensive imported emulsion used in the manufacture of water borne paints, RMRDC in collaboration with a researcher from the Federal University of Technology, Minna developed...

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kaolin Processing

TiO2 is the most important white pigment used in paint formulation. Nigeria imports 100% of its TiO2 needs (over 10 billion naira was spent in three years). In an effort to address this challenge, the Council designed and fabricated a calciner for...

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Flash dryer

Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava in the world, with an estimated annual production of 34 Million tones. However, the cassava produced is virtually consumed locally, with little left for industrial processing.  In order to stimulate...

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Mathematical modeling

The Council in collaboration with Mathematical National Mathematical Centre at Kwali, Abuja developed Models for simulation of raw materials process equipment and plants such as, filter press, ball mill, cyclones, mixers, heaters and dryers. The...

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Process Equipment Design

The Council has organized three National Design Competitions on process equipment and has commenced fabrication of some of the award winning designs. The first edition of the national design competition produced the following award winning designs;   Faculty...

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CAD Equipment Design

The Council in collaboration with a team of engineers from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, University of Lagos and Federal University of Technology, Owerri developed software for the design of process equipment. The team has successfully design...

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Lovastatin

INTRODUCTION The project, “Development and Production of Lovastatin for the Pharmaceutical Industry” is a Research and Development project  being carried out by Raw Materials Research & Development Council in collaboration with...

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Baryte scrubber

Introduction Baryte (BaSO4) is the principal ore of barium, which is an essential additive in drilling mud formation. Baryte is an important weighing ingredient and its usefulness as an additive in drilling mud is in the fact that when ground or...

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