Lead innovator of the project, Kalu Ichie Kalu, while displaying the prowess of the organic stove during the Federal Government-hosted Innovation Platform Workshop in Keffi on Thursday 20 October 2016, said:
“The product is 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.”