By Obinna Chukwuezie
A smart bio fuel stove, fabricated in the commercial city of Aba in South East Nigeria has made a rousing market entrance.
The chairman of the Agricultural Innovation Platform, Kalu Ichie Kalu who spoke at the Innovation Platform Workshop in Keffi on Thursday, October 20, 2016, which was organised by the Agricultural Transformation Support Programme, phase one (ATASP-1) under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development described the product as “an credible alternative to kerosene, firewood and gas.”
“It’s clean energy. One of the innovation in the stove is that 100% of the raw materials are locally-sourced, while the fuel is made from cassava leaf. The price of the stove is N5, 500, while a litre of the fuel is N200. A litre of the fuel burns for 6 hours.”
The challenge is that production is still manual, so they will need “support to mechanise our production processes and produce like 25,000 litres per day” Uche said.
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