Makerere University, Uganda has developed new innovation to tackle polluting fuel by developing a solar powered cooker called MakSol Cooker.
According to the principal investigator, Dr Peter Tumutegyereije, while briefing participants at the launch, Maksol Cooker “will provide access to clean cooking fuel which aims at tackling the use of inefficient, polluting fuels and technologies which is a healthy risk and a major contributor diseases and deaths, particularly for women and children in low-middle-income countries.”
Tumutegyereije said the newly developed MakSol Cooker will greatly increase access to modern zero-emission cooking for off-grid communities.
“…the cooker comes with seven unique benefits: zero emissions, zero recurring cooking costs, clean cooking, minimal fire outbreak, easy to clean, minimal heat loss to the surrounding and a cool kitchen,” added Tumutegyerieje.
MarkSol Cooker was developed by researchers from the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) in collaboration with Intellsys (U).
It is being backed by the government of Uganda through Makerere University Research and Innovations Find (Mak-RIF) and the Science-Office of the President.
The project comes out of a research project called Development Production Scale-up and Commercialization of an Electric Solar Coker (MakSol Cooker) in a bid to minimise the cooking carbon Foot-Print in families.
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