PROJECTS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTEPRODA

PRODA Programmes

HIGHLIGHTS OF PRODA'S PROJECTS/PROGRAMMES (ON-GOING)

GRAPHITE UTILIZATION PROGRAMME

  • PRODA School Pencil Development Project.
  • PRODA Crucible Pot Development.
  • PRODA Carbon Brushes Development.

CERAMICS PRODUCTS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

  • Production of PRODA Electrical Porcelain Insulators.
  • Production of PRODA Bricks.
  • PRODA Pottery Production.
  • Development of Ceramics Based Electrical Switch Gears.

COAL UTILIZATION AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL/ENERGY R&D PROGRAMME

  • Development and Production of Smokeless Solid Fuel from Nigerian Coals.
  • Development and Production of Activated carbon from Nigerian Coals.
  • Development of Bio-fuels (Solid, Liquid and Gas)/dissemination PRODA Technology for fuel/industrial Ethanol Continues Distilling Towers and Biodiesel Synthesis from Glycerolesters.
  • Development of Efficient Coal/Biomass Briquettes Utilization Appliances.
  • Solar Photo-Voltaic Generation/Utilization.

POWER EQUIPMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

  • Hydro-Turbine Development.
  • PRODA Electric Motor/dynamos Development.
  • Reciprocating IC engines Development.

ELECTRICAL MACHINES AND CONTROL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

  • Welding Machines Development Product.
  • Battery Chargers Development Production.
  • Traffic Light Control System Development.
  • Remote Controlled Fan Regulator Development.
  • Phase Failure Detector Development Projects.

DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTION LINES FOR AGRO AND AGRO-ALLIED MACHINERIES

  • Complete Cassava Processing Line into Garri, Chips, Starch and Flour Cassava Peeler, Communal Fryer etc.
  • Development and Optimization of Machineries for Oil Palm into Red Oil, PKO & Vegetable Oil Debuncher, boiler, Palm Kernel Cracker/Shell Separator.
  • Development and Optimization of machineries for Agro Seeds into Soya Bean Oil and Beniseed Oil.
  • Development and Optimization of Agro Fruit Processing Machine into Fruit Drinks like Orange, Pineapple etc.
  • Development and Optimization of Machineries for Processing Agro Seeds Machine into Feed, Soya Bean Flour, Soya Bean Milk, Maize Flour and Other Soya Bean Processing Machines.

OTHER PROGRAMMES OF THE INSTITUTE

Constituency Projects/PRODA Agro-processing Centres

PRODA has succeeded in providing Agro-Processing Centers under the Federal Constituency Projects in some geopolitical zones in the Country.

The aim of this project is to: Provide improved Post Harvest Technology in the geo-political zones of the country as well as transfer improved post harvest technologies to SMEs and establish SME's in the zones. Such centres are located in Oyo State at Ogbomosho, and Ogbomosho North; 5 numbers at Ogun State - Akute, Iwoye, Idogo, Ilobi, Ipokia; 4 numbers at Enugu State – Umuna Ndiagu, Umumba Ndiagu, Obinoffia Ndiagu, Udi Town. Presently work is on-going to establish such centres in Ondo, Kano, Kaduna, Imo, Yobe and Akwa-Ibom States.

The following machines have been completed and delivered to the following centres.

  • Ikot Abasi Mkpat Enin Eastern Obollo constituency in Akwa Ibom. The machines include: Electric and Kero Ovens, Palm Produce Processing Machine.
  • Oban Akamkpa Cross River state - Palm Oil Plant.
  • Udi Enugu state constituency - Garri Processing Plant.
  • Umumba ndiagu Ezeagu L.G.A, Enugu state - Garri Processing Plant.
  • Umana Ndiagu Ezeagu L.G.A, Enugu state - Garri Processing Plant.
  • Obinofia Ndiagu Ezeagu L.G.A, Enugu state - Garri Processing Plant.

Some of Agro Processing Buildings Now Completed

WARD BASED CLUSTER MACHINES FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Machines Built for Ward Based Cluster Concept are as follows:

Machine Description Qty Produced
Self Action Grater1
Dewatering Press5
Communal fryer5
Chipping machine1
Kero Dryer2
Micronizer2
Rotary sieve2
Cyclone bagging System2
Maize/corn sheller2
Vibrating sieve2

Some of these machines for processing of corn into flour for confectionaries, food, etc were delivered to Top Goddy Nigeria Limited at Shop 9A Area 7 Shopping Complex Garki Abuja, installed at Gombe and Yobe States respectively.

SKILL ACQUISITION TRAINING PROGRAMME:

The Institute has successfully carried out skill acquisition training in the following areas:

  • Ikot Abasi Mkpat Enin Eastern Obollo constituency in Akwa Ibom. The machines include: Electric and Kero Ovens, Palm Produce Processing Machine.
  • Cosmetics production at Dream Hotel, Owerri in Imo State on 11th Oct. 2013.
  • Development of efficient and economical coal and Biomass stoves for rural women in Imo State.
  • The Institute has already completed four (4) of these solid Biomass fueled stoves as samples to be used for the training.
  • Soap, Candle and Cosmetics Production.
  • Development of efficient and economical utilization of appliances for cottage industries at Damaturu, Tarmuwa, Gujba Gulani Federal Constituency Yobe State.

The Institute has fabricated above appliances which are ready for installation at the project sites. In addition, the Institute is in readiness to carry out its routine maintenance over these projects as time goes on.

Pictures of Skill Acquisition Training in Cosmetics Production in Imo State

Pictures of Skill Acquisition Training in Solid Biomass Fueled Stoves at Dream Hotel, Owerri, Imo State.

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