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Scientist Entrepreneurs - GIC Bellomar founded by Cameroon chemist - Martial-Gervais Oden Bella - turns oil waste into soap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9q-B697NE0#action=share via https://www.scidev.net/global/environment/multimedia/cleaning-up-camer

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:00am
From Scidev:


The disposal of used cooking oil and fat from food waste is an issue facing cities around the world. Without proper management, it can clog up sewers and drains, pollute the environment, and spread disease. Martial-Gervais Oden Bella, an industrial chemistry technician from Cameroon, has turned his scientific expertise to finding an innovative solution to this problem. His Douala-based company, GIC Bellomar, finds local solutions to the problems and needs of the population. Its operations range from manufacturing essential oil from orange peels, to making pot bags that help households save gas by finishing cooking without a heat source.

Scientist Entrepreneurs - GIC Bellomar founded by Cameroon chemist - Martial-Gervais Oden Bella - turns oil waste into soap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9q-B697NE0#action=share via https://www.scidev.net/global/environment/multimedia/cleaning-up-camer

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:00am
From Scidev:


The disposal of used cooking oil and fat from food waste is an issue facing cities around the world. Without proper management, it can clog up sewers and drains, pollute the environment, and spread disease. Martial-Gervais Oden Bella, an industrial chemistry technician from Cameroon, has turned his scientific expertise to finding an innovative solution to this problem. His Douala-based company, GIC Bellomar, finds local solutions to the problems and needs of the population. Its operations range from manufacturing essential oil from orange peels, to making pot bags that help households save gas by finishing cooking without a heat source.

Scientist Entrepreneurs - GIC Bellomar founded by Cameroon chemist - Martial-Gervais Oden Bella - turns oil waste into soap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9q-B697NE0#action=share via https://www.scidev.net/global/environment/multimedia/cleaning-up-camer

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:00am
From Scidev:


The disposal of used cooking oil and fat from food waste is an issue facing cities around the world. Without proper management, it can clog up sewers and drains, pollute the environment, and spread disease. Martial-Gervais Oden Bella, an industrial chemistry technician from Cameroon, has turned his scientific expertise to finding an innovative solution to this problem. His Douala-based company, GIC Bellomar, finds local solutions to the problems and needs of the population. Its operations range from manufacturing essential oil from orange peels, to making pot bags that help households save gas by finishing cooking without a heat source.

Scientist Entrepreneurs - GIC Bellomar founded by Cameroon chemist - Martial-Gervais Oden Bella - turns oil waste into soap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9q-B697NE0#action=share via https://www.scidev.net/global/environment/multimedia/cleaning-up-camer

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:00am
From Scidev:


The disposal of used cooking oil and fat from food waste is an issue facing cities around the world. Without proper management, it can clog up sewers and drains, pollute the environment, and spread disease. Martial-Gervais Oden Bella, an industrial chemistry technician from Cameroon, has turned his scientific expertise to finding an innovative solution to this problem. His Douala-based company, GIC Bellomar, finds local solutions to the problems and needs of the population. Its operations range from manufacturing essential oil from orange peels, to making pot bags that help households save gas by finishing cooking without a heat source.

Scientist Entrepreneurs - GIC Bellomar founded by Cameroon chemist - Martial-Gervais Oden Bella - turns oil waste into soap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9q-B697NE0#action=share via https://www.scidev.net/global/environment/multimedia/cleaning-up-camer

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:00am
From Scidev:


The disposal of used cooking oil and fat from food waste is an issue facing cities around the world. Without proper management, it can clog up sewers and drains, pollute the environment, and spread disease. Martial-Gervais Oden Bella, an industrial chemistry technician from Cameroon, has turned his scientific expertise to finding an innovative solution to this problem. His Douala-based company, GIC Bellomar, finds local solutions to the problems and needs of the population. Its operations range from manufacturing essential oil from orange peels, to making pot bags that help households save gas by finishing cooking without a heat source.

Scientist Entrepreneurs - GIC Bellomar founded by Cameroon chemist - Martial-Gervais Oden Bella - turns oil waste into soap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9q-B697NE0#action=share via https://www.scidev.net/global/environment/multimedia/cleaning-up-camer

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:00am
From Scidev:


The disposal of used cooking oil and fat from food waste is an issue facing cities around the world. Without proper management, it can clog up sewers and drains, pollute the environment, and spread disease. Martial-Gervais Oden Bella, an industrial chemistry technician from Cameroon, has turned his scientific expertise to finding an innovative solution to this problem. His Douala-based company, GIC Bellomar, finds local solutions to the problems and needs of the population. Its operations range from manufacturing essential oil from orange peels, to making pot bags that help households save gas by finishing cooking without a heat source.

Scientist Entrepreneurs - GIC Bellomar founded by Cameroon chemist - Martial-Gervais Oden Bella - turns oil waste into soap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9q-B697NE0#action=share via https://www.scidev.net/global/environment/multimedia/cleaning-up-camer

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:00am
From Scidev:


The disposal of used cooking oil and fat from food waste is an issue facing cities around the world. Without proper management, it can clog up sewers and drains, pollute the environment, and spread disease. Martial-Gervais Oden Bella, an industrial chemistry technician from Cameroon, has turned his scientific expertise to finding an innovative solution to this problem. His Douala-based company, GIC Bellomar, finds local solutions to the problems and needs of the population. Its operations range from manufacturing essential oil from orange peels, to making pot bags that help households save gas by finishing cooking without a heat source.

Scientist Entrepreneurs - GIC Bellomar founded by Cameroon chemist - Martial-Gervais Oden Bella - turns oil waste into soap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9q-B697NE0#action=share via https://www.scidev.net/global/environment/multimedia/cleaning-up-camer

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:00am
From Scidev:


The disposal of used cooking oil and fat from food waste is an issue facing cities around the world. Without proper management, it can clog up sewers and drains, pollute the environment, and spread disease. Martial-Gervais Oden Bella, an industrial chemistry technician from Cameroon, has turned his scientific expertise to finding an innovative solution to this problem. His Douala-based company, GIC Bellomar, finds local solutions to the problems and needs of the population. Its operations range from manufacturing essential oil from orange peels, to making pot bags that help households save gas by finishing cooking without a heat source.

Scientist Entrepreneurs - GIC Bellomar founded by Cameroon chemist - Martial-Gervais Oden Bella - turns oil waste into soap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9q-B697NE0#action=share via https://www.scidev.net/global/environment/multimedia/cleaning-up-camer

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:00am
From Scidev:


The disposal of used cooking oil and fat from food waste is an issue facing cities around the world. Without proper management, it can clog up sewers and drains, pollute the environment, and spread disease. Martial-Gervais Oden Bella, an industrial chemistry technician from Cameroon, has turned his scientific expertise to finding an innovative solution to this problem. His Douala-based company, GIC Bellomar, finds local solutions to the problems and needs of the population. Its operations range from manufacturing essential oil from orange peels, to making pot bags that help households save gas by finishing cooking without a heat source.

Scientist Entrepreneurs - GIC Bellomar founded by Cameroon chemist - Martial-Gervais Oden Bella - turns oil waste into soap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9q-B697NE0#action=share via https://www.scidev.net/global/environment/multimedia/cleaning-up-camer

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:00am
From Scidev:


The disposal of used cooking oil and fat from food waste is an issue facing cities around the world. Without proper management, it can clog up sewers and drains, pollute the environment, and spread disease. Martial-Gervais Oden Bella, an industrial chemistry technician from Cameroon, has turned his scientific expertise to finding an innovative solution to this problem. His Douala-based company, GIC Bellomar, finds local solutions to the problems and needs of the population. Its operations range from manufacturing essential oil from orange peels, to making pot bags that help households save gas by finishing cooking without a heat source.

Scientist Entrepreneurs - GIC Bellomar founded by Cameroon chemist - Martial-Gervais Oden Bella - turns oil waste into soap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9q-B697NE0#action=share via https://www.scidev.net/global/environment/multimedia/cleaning-up-camer

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:00am
From Scidev:


The disposal of used cooking oil and fat from food waste is an issue facing cities around the world. Without proper management, it can clog up sewers and drains, pollute the environment, and spread disease. Martial-Gervais Oden Bella, an industrial chemistry technician from Cameroon, has turned his scientific expertise to finding an innovative solution to this problem. His Douala-based company, GIC Bellomar, finds local solutions to the problems and needs of the population. Its operations range from manufacturing essential oil from orange peels, to making pot bags that help households save gas by finishing cooking without a heat source.

Juvin Stainless Steel Cooking unit from Arnold Nyendwa @arnoldnyendwa1

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 8:44pm
From SASSDA


The ability of Sassda to boost entrepreneurial development in the African stainless steel market is clearly illustrated by the success of Zambian Inventor Arnold Nyendwa who as a result of his win at the 2018 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards, is now poised to open his first production facility thanks to a R1.4-million grant from the Zambian Ministry of Youth and Sport.

This stems from his invention of the Juvin Stainless Steel Cooking unit that is able to perform seven cooking functions – cooking, baking, frying, roasting, drying and warming – and provides clean energy by minimising the amount of firewood and charcoal required for these processes.

“My win at last year’s Sassda awards opened up huge opportunities as it was the first time I had been acknowledged on the international stage which really put my product on the map, by giving more weight and credibility to my endeavours.”...[more]

Oyi-1 smartphone #Nigeria for web access via satellite

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 7:53am
The BeepTool’s Oyi-1 affordable smartphone makes smartphone technology accessible to everyone in Nigeria and Africa. Secure, reliable, and affordable — Oyi-1 provides practical solutions to life’s everyday problems. Oyi-1 is an affordable smartphone for the rural and poor Nigerians and Africans to access digital services such as finance, telehealthcare, Agriculture, communication and educational services etc. Tekedia reports:
BeepTool makes small satellites with its partners. With its Oyi-I smartphone, you can access the web using a mobile application in areas its satellites cover. The satellites are engineered to serve largely small geographical areas and well optimized...[more

Accountinghub - #Nigeria ’s Small Business Accountant Professional accounting support to keep you in charge of your numbers @accountinghub_

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 7:17am
From TechPoint:
...Chioma Ifeanyi-Eze happens to be the founder of Accountinghub — a professional services online shop, focused on offering brilliant bookkeeping and tax support to startups and small businesses. Accountinghub helps “small businesses” set up accounting systems quickly, painlessly and affordably...[more]

What it will take to build the toilets of the future by Ozayr Patel

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 10:52am
Ozayr Patel writes:
Around 4.5 billion people don’t have adequate access to sanitation. And to deal with the problem, there are a number of new technologies that try to deal with human waste in a safe and useful way. Some toilets can save water and some can produce limited amounts of electricity. But for these toilets to be useful to people who don’t have access to proper sanitation, they need to be created in a way that is inclusive of those without access...[more]

Learning agribusiness at school The "Start Them Early Program (STEP)" from @IITA_CGIAR #Nigeria

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 8:07am
From IITA:
‘STEP’ identifies school for training in agribusiness

Fasola Grammar School (FGS) in Oyo, Oyo State, has been identified as a training center for the Start Them Early Program (STEP). The program, which is designed with the objective of erasing the bad perception of agriculture among secondary school students, aims to raise a generation of young leaders with education in agribusiness...[more]

Local SME's ...Katsina, #Nigeria -based Ms Ramatu reportedly makes N1.4m ($3,868) weekly from selling Charbin Malam a local sweet from

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 6:09pm
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While many would look down on local businesses and business owners, it appears a lot of them are actually making a whole lot of money. Katsina-based businesswoman, Ramatu is one of such ladies who is making a lot from her seemingly small business. Ramatu who is a resident of Fadima village in Katsina, makes N1.4m weekly from producing and selling local sweets popularly known as Charbin Malam in the Hausa community...[more]

The power of independent institutes - #Biotech Accelerator candidate - Biopesticides from International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 10:46am
From ICIPE:
Globally, the replacement of synthetic pesticides with biological alternatives is seen as an ideal strategy towards sustainable agriculture and the conservation of biological biodiversity.

In accordance, icipe has been bioprospecting novel arthropod pathogens, especially entomopathogenic fungi, for their efficacy against insect pests and disease vectors.

Entomopathogenic fungi, which include taxa from several of the main fungal groups, act as parasites, causing infections in insects either killing or seriously disabling them. Entomopathogens are known to specifically attack pests and vectors, and because they do not produce toxic residues, they are also environmentally safe.

icipe’s research has led to the formulation of several biopesticides using isolates from Metarhizium anisopliae, an entomopathogenic fungi that occurs naturally in the soil. These products have been found to be compatible with other components of icipe’s integrated pest management (IPM) strategies. Through a partnership with Real IPM Ltd, a Kenya-based private sector company, two icipe biopesticides are being commercialised as Campaign® (icipe69) and Achieve™ (icipe78)...[more]

Motoring Africa - Sustainable Automotive Industrialization for Africa: A book by @E_T_Hightower

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 10:37am
From Edward T. Hightower: Global business leaders looking for profitable growth and cost-effective access to new markets will want to read Motoring Africa. Local African business leaders looking to innovate and create new opportunities will want to read Motoring Africa. Local African government leaders looking to encourage investment and create jobs will want to read Motoring Africa.

During China’s period of automotive industrialization, from 1990 – 2015, the country went from building 500,000 cars per year to over 25 million cars per year, a 50-times increase! China’s GDP increased by 27-times during this same time period. Motoring Africa proposes that advancing value-added manufacturing of complex products, like automobiles, in six selected African countries, is a financially viable way to serve these markets, while creating large numbers of opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors, and job seekers.

Industrialization creates the conditions for efficient and profitable local manufacturing. Sustainable industrialization creates these conditions while maximizing the positive impact on the community and minimizing the negative impact on the environment. Sustainably industrializing automobile production has a job creation multiplier effect, given the 30,000 complex parts that must each be designed, engineered, and manufactured, by individual supplier companies, in order to create an automobile. Skills developed for the auto sector can be applied to other, less complex, consumer and industrial products.

Motoring Africa is a forward-looking, action-oriented book written from my perspective as an industry veteran. Throughout my career as an engineering and business leader in the global automotive industry, I have helped automakers succeed in China, India, South Korea, Brazil, and Mexico. I have personally seen how automotive industrialization has helped transform the economies and living standards in these markets...[more]


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