Bringing out innovative ideas and converting them into productive inventions seem to be the essential cornerstone of African culture. A 26-year-old Nigerian man by the name of Max Chinnah scripted history as he has invented a ‘smokeless stove’ that he patented with his partner, Attigah.
This is such a useful invention which is going to change the lives of millions. The smokeless stove can protect the environment by reducing global warming pressures. According to the Daily Times, the Nigerian inventor strongly believes that this invention would help in the saving of lives around the world.
His company- Terraoak is more into producing the smokeless stove at a very large scale, stressing on the fact that it is a great move to ensure a greener environment and reduce the peril of global warming.
Besides this interesting feature, the smokeless stove also has another dimension which can help people perform dual roles at the same time. The stove can convert heat into electricity and gives out through a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port which can serve as a charging slot for the mobile phones.
Max Chinnah added that though he wanted to be an entrepreneur and helping people gives him a great sense of accomplishment.
The company is now looking at marketing a useful product to campers for outdoor recreational activities. The company is constantly working on an arrangement to distribute as many as 1,000 stoves to rural Kenyan farmers.
“The thing that really energized me was that I found people as young as me, even younger, pursuing ambitious goals and big dreams. That helped me snap things in focus and change the course of my life, I think, for the better,” the Nigerian inventor said.
He is the son of an electrical engineer. Through a scholarship, he was able to go to Wartburg in the year 2011 where he earned a degree in Computer Science.
However, it was that much-needed trip to the Clinton Global Initiative conference in Miami that steered the Nigerian to pursue an entrepreneurial career.