Maxwell Kojo Xonu, the founder of EbaPreneur, was adjudged winner of the third edition of the Israeli Green Innovation Competition.
After six weeks of receiving many entries across the country, Maxwell and four other finalists made it to the final pitch of the 2021 Israeli Green Innovation Competition.
He beat the four other finalists to win the grand prize including a fully paid trip to Israel, including meetings with potential investors and internationally acclaimed Israeli startups that will help him commercialize the innovation.
The other four finalists were Yusif Sadique from Sadique Cluster Farms, Selma Phidelia Korley of Nature Code, Ernest Apetsi of Stillmore and Kwadwo Asare Apori of Design Innovation Center.
Maxwell Xonu studied computer science at the University for Development Studies (UDS).
His innovation involves producing briquettes from waste organic materials and solar-drier fabrications.
“Using them creates no smoke, soot or carbon deposits. Depending on the base material, they produce no or little FlyAsh. Further, briquettes do not emit gases or any toxic chemicals like sulphur,” he said.
On the solar-drier, he indicated that it is a product aimed at helping farmers to reduce post-harvest losses by making available a temperature suitable for drying harvested farm produce, such as cassava, faster without any atmospheric disturbance.
Instituted in 2019, the Israeli Green Innovation Competition (IGIC) seeks to honour individuals and organizations that come up with innovative solutions that promote environmental conservation and agriculture in Ghana.
The initiative is undertaken in collaboration with the Ghana Garden and Flower Movement.
The Competition activities are therefore hosted by the Ghana Garden and Flower Movement and managed by Stratcomm Africa, initiators of the Movement.
source: Israeli Green Innovation Competition
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