Projects & Achievement

DEVELOPMENT OF ALKYD RESIN

Sequel to increasing demand for paints in the country, experts have projected a 5% growth rate which will translate to an expenditure of 135.8 billion Naira by 2025. In view of this, the Council developed Alkyd Resin using Rubber Seed Oil (RSO)...

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DEVELOPMENT OF PROTOTYPE LEATHER GLAZING MACHINE

The Council, in collaboration with a University and Research Institute developed a prototype leather glazing machine to replace the use of bottles to impact gloss (luster).  To leather products this would enable local tanners to produce premium...

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RAPIER WEAVING MACHINE

 As part of its mandate for upgrade and develop of indigenous technology, an automated rapier weaving machine (RMRDC rapier weaving machine) has been developed for the commercial production of Aso-oke fabric. The machine has been tested and...

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DEVELOPMENT OF GYPSUM SCRUBBER

Gypsum, which is utilized in the cement and POP production, is 75% imported by the cement industry and 25% sourced locally. One of the reasons for the low local utilization is the attendant high impurity associated with the mined gypsum. To address...

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AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE PAD

The council is harnessing agro waste of palm kennel shell (PKS) to produce automotive brake pads. The samples of brake pad produced and tested met Standards Organization of Nigeria and United States Standards for brake pad. Field trials were conducted...

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DEVELOPMENT OF PILOT PLANT FOR SALT PROCESSING

Salt is a major raw material used in food processing. The indigenous method of salt production in Nigeria is through evaporation of brine (salt water) using fire wood. The process is laborious and time consuming. The recovered salt is a mixture of...

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DEVELOPMENT OF INDIGENOUS TECHNOLOGY FOR ACHA DEHULLING

 Acha (hungry rice) is extremely small-sized grain whose processing is time consuming and difficult.  The Council developed an indigenous technology for acha dehuling to address the challenge of manual dehulling/dehusking which is very...

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DEVELOPMENT OF CASHEW NUT SHELL LIQUID (CNSL)

Nigeria is one of the largest producers of cashew in the world, accounting for 24 billion Naira worth of export, with over 1 million people depending on the industry. Cashew has a variety of industrial uses. Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) is a versatile...

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DEVELOPMENT OF FRUIT JUICE CONCENTRATE

The demand for fruit juice has rapidly grown over the past decades. About 90% of what is consumed is imported. However, there are few companies producing fruit juice concentrate in the country. This project will help to promote more investment in...

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TEA AND COFFEE

As part of its boosting programme on agricultural raw materials for industrial use, the Council presented five thousand seedlings of tea to the National Coffee and Tea Association of Nigeria (NACTAN), Mambila, Taraba State Chapter. The Council, in...

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DEVELOPMENT OF COTTON FIBRE AND OTHER NATURAL FIBRES

Cotton is an important raw material for the textile industry. Less than 20% of yarn needs is met locally, a significant proportion of mills are moribund while cultivation of long staple cotton is abysmally low.  To encourage growth and development...

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DEVELOPMENT OF SWEETENERS AND OTHER NON-CONVENTIONAL SOURCES OF SUGAR

Nigeria’s importation of raw sugar rose steadily in recent years. To achieve self-sufficiency in the development of sweeteners and other non-conventional sources of sugar, RMRDC carried out the following activities: Development of Protein...

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DEVELOPMENT OF TOMATO VALUE CHAIN IN NIGERIA

Tomato paste is imported into the country despite the production of tomato in large quantities.  Some of the challenges militating against local manufacturing of tomato paste include scarcity of processing grade tomato fruits, poor yield per...

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DEVELOPMENT OF SHEA BUTTER FOR DOMESTIC INDUSTRY AND EXPORT

The Council developed the technology and equipment for Shea nut processing. The equipment was installed for a Women Cooperative Society to reduce the drudgery associated with the traditional method. The plant has a crushing capacity of 0.5ton/hr...

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DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF WEB-OFF SET INK

It has been estimated that over one billion Naira is required to meet the annual demand of web-off set ink in the country.  Available statistics reveal that about 182 metric tons of web offset ink is consumed annually by newsprint industry alone....

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DEVELOPMENT OF ADHESIVE

The Council, in collaboration with its stakeholder i.e research Institute and an Envelop manufacturing Industry has developed suitable adhesive with right specifications to address the challenge of non-adherence to the surface of substrate such as...

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DEVELOPMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL GRADE STARCH

The national demand for starch is over 350,000tonnes per annum.  Cassava and maize are the major sources of starch, though they serve as food sources for the teeming population in Nigeria. Available statistics put the national demand for maize...

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DEVELOPMENT OF ANTI-DIABETIC NUTRICEUTICAL SUPPLEMENT

In sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria has the highest number of people with diabetes with an estimated 3.9 million people (or an extrapolated prevalence of 4.99%) of the adult population.  In view of this prevalence, the Council developed a supplement...

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SWEET SORGHUM

Following the commercialization of sorghum malt project by the Council which impacted on the brewery industry.  The Council collaborated with a research institute to develop two sweet sorghum varieties with short duration of between 80 -133...

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DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRIAL GRADE TALC POWDER

RMRDC, in collaboration with relevant stakeholder, develop the process technology for the production of pharmaceutical and industrial grade talc. Result from Industrial evaluation of processed talc from the identified deposit carried out by Unilever...

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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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MINI-REFINERY

Nigeria is the 7th largest oil producer in the world and among the top countries with large gas reserves.  This underscores the importance of the oil industry in the country’s industrialization. To add value to the crude petroleum, Nigeria...

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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 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 organic fertilizer. Castor oil finds application in almost all the sectors...

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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

Nigeria is among the 14 high burden countries for TB, TB/HIV and multi drug resistant TB. It is estimated that 407,000 people in Nigeria are afflicted with TB each year, while an estimated 154,000 people die of this disease. Effective treatment of...

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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

Nigeria spent $1.22m annually on the importation of polyvinyl acetate which accounts for 0.75% of global importation. In an effort to reduce this trend, RMRDC developed a formulation of waterborne paints from the blends of natural rubber latex and...

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CALCINED KAOLIN

 Nigeria expends about 3 billion Naira annually for the importation of titanium dioxide for the paint industry. Calcined kaolin can partially replace titanium dioxide as an opacifying agent in paint formulation. A 10 ton/day capacity gas suspended...

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DEVELOPMENT OF FLASH DRYER

The Council supported the Federal Government Policy of 10% inclusion of cassava flour in wheat flour. As part of the support, RMRDC designed and developed air and hydro cyclone software, which was used in the design and development of the flash dryer....

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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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