TETFAIR STORIES: A Digital Solid Fuel Stove is Cooking at TETFAIR (TEAM 13)


TETFAIR STORIES: According to a report from the United Nations in 2021, Nigeria had the highest number of child deaths worldwide due to pollution-related pneumonia standing at a staggering 70,000. Shockingly, UNICEF disclosed that 40% of these fatalities were attributed to indoor air pollution from solid cooking fuels. As a result of such morbid statistics, urgent action was imperative.

Introducing TEAM 13, a group of academics at TETFAIR. This team comprises lecturers from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, including Dr. Isah Yakub Mohammed, Mohammed Aminu, and Haliru Liman. Their collective fields spans environmental engineering, mechatronics, and electronics, making them formidable forces against the daunting challenge at hand.

At TETFAIR, TEAM 13 embarked on an ambitious mission: to develop a Self-Powered digital solid fuel stove. This innovation does not only have the capacity to improve cooking but also mitigate the dire consequences of indoor air pollution. Their dedication to this cause was underscored by their commitment to delivering a remarkable solution.

TETFAIR STORIES: Market Validation

The journey of TEAM 13 took a pivotal turn during the Market Validation Phase at TETFAIR. Respondents’ reactions were a resounding chorus of elation and eagerness at the prospect of the prototype. The burning question on their lips: “When can we get our hands on it?” This outpouring of enthusiasm served as an affirmation, fortifying the belief and confidence of TEAM 13 that their creation is destined for success, not only within Nigeria but also on a global scale.

TEAM 13 working alongside experts on their prototype

The prototype development Bootcamp proved to be a transformative experience for the team. Every electronic and control element of the stove was meticulously designed and rigorously tested to ensure seamless functionality. Furthermore, the stove’s physical form took shape through intricate 3D design, breathing life into their vision.

Remarkably, TEAM 13’s journey has been smooth, devoid of significant setbacks. Their optimism further fuels their progress as they remain steadfast in their pursuit.


As the third Bootcamp progresses, TEAM 13 stands on the brink of a significant achievement—the completion of their prototype. With unwavering determination and a collective spirit, they are poised to usher in a new era of cooking technology that will not only redefine culinary experiences but also safeguard the health and well-being of countless individuals.

Stay tuned as we eagerly await the unveiling of TEAM 13’s remarkable innovation. They are a beacon of hope amidst the challenges posed by indoor air pollution and a shining testament to the power of innovation cultivated at TETFAIR.

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