According to Tribune ,as part of the efforts to make Ondo state more economically viable, the cassava to ethanol plant at the Ondo /Linyi Industrial Hub within Ore Industrial Park, Ore, will soon commence operation as massive work is currently ongoing on the plant.
The plant is coming after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ondo state government and the Linyi Municipal Republic during the visit of the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu to China last year.
When completed, the cassava to ethanol plant will need 300 to 400 tons of cassava daily. What this means is that cassava farmers in the state will have a ready market at the plant.
With an estimation of about one million tons annually, the cassava to ethanol plant would also afford the state the unique opportunity to key into the Federal Government’s initiative of cassava off-takers.
The plant is also expected to provide a window of employment opportunities for the youths in the state.