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  • Updated: April 07, 2022

Kano University Set To Commercialize Water Powered Stove

Kano University Set To Commercialize Water Powered Stove

Yusuf Shamsuddeen

Kano State University of Science and Technology (KUST) says it has completed plans to fully commercialize a water-powered cooking stove invented by one of the University’s students.


The inventor of the technology, Yusuf Shamsudeen, a Chemistry graduate of KUST, has made his alma mater proud when he came up with a local content solution.

The inventor had represented KUST during the recent National Science exhibition organized by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja, where the new technology was showcased and categorized among the top best innovations at the exhibition.

Unveiling the new ambassador of the university before the management team on Wednesday, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shehu Alhaji Musa disclosed that the new invention remains another important milestone in the history of the university under his stewardship.


Professor Shehu said the innovation emanating from the university has further demonstrated the intellectual strength of KUST in the area of research, innovation and technology, adding that the institution is committed to providing practical solutions to national challenges.

Apart from the Water Powered Cooking Stove, the Vice-Chancellor disclosed several other technological innovations being invented by other students of the university which are presently at various stages of completion.

The Vice-Chancellor maintained that the university has commenced the process and procedure of protecting the intellectual property of the technology.

He said the management is partnering with a private own energy firm to create a new source of income for the university through full commercialisation of the technology.

 According to the VC, the inventor of the technology would be fully incorporated into economic gain with a significant percentage in the form of royalty.

He applauded the effort of Yusuf Shamsudeen for flagging the university’s name in brighter light just as he pledged the commitment to support him in other endeavours in future.

Yusuf had earlier won the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) presidential award, an opportunity that granted him an automatic scholarship to enrol for his master's degree and PhD program, besides the immediate employment offer already secured with the Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja.



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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher. You can reach out via [email protected]

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