ColdHubs: Nigeria’s frozen food storage revolution

Image copyright ColdHubs Image caption Moses Obiwa and Odenonu demonstrate some of ColdHubs’ lab-grown bacteria-stored food items More than 1,500 sub-Saharan African students and students studying abroad have visited ColdHubs to understand the fundamentals…

ColdHubs: Nigeria's frozen food storage revolution

Image copyright ColdHubs Image caption Moses Obiwa and Odenonu demonstrate some of ColdHubs’ lab-grown bacteria-stored food items

More than 1,500 sub-Saharan African students and students studying abroad have visited ColdHubs to understand the fundamentals of refrigeration.

The innovation has made it possible to provide fresh food for export.

Farmers in Nigeria have for decades been forced to ship their crop to Europe for processing, thus leaving the continent more susceptible to food shortages during bad weather.

ColdHubs is a frozen food storage system that is powered by solar panels.

Students are able to buy frozen food from ColdHubs which is packed and ready to be transported to consumers.

The system allows the import of food items from around the world, which have been stored frozen in liquid nitrogen tanks.

Teams of scientists and engineers in Nigeria often work together to create new and novel technologies, including new and better ways to control electricity costs.

One of the ColdHubs’s key objectives is to show students the importance of refrigeration, so that they can overcome the hurdles that must be overcome to produce and distribute food products locally.

The organisation has grown by over 35% in the last two years, thanks to the support of the Forte Oil Foundation.

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