A 26-year-old Nigerian man, Max Chinnah makes history as he invented a smokeless stove that he patented with his partner, Attigah.
The inventor, Max Chinnah, hopes that his piece would help in the saving of lives around the world.
Chinnah said his company, Terraoak is going into producing the smokeless stove at a very large scale, adding that it is a move to ensure a greener environment and reduce the threat of global warming.
The smokeless stove also has another added feature where it can convert heat into electricity and gives out through a USB port to allow for phone charging.
The Nigerian inventor said that though he has wanted to be an entrepreneur, helping people is closer to his heart.
Terraoak is looking at marketing the product to campers for outdoor recreational activities and to distribute 1,000 stoves to rural Kenyan farmers.
Though Chinnah got his degree in computer science, it was the experience he had at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in Miami that impacted on his career as an inventor. He said his strong urge to be an entrepreneur was directed to another path where he could actually do something to impact positively on people’s lives.
Chinnah said that they want their story to inspire people around the world and challenge their entrepreneurial spirit.