An African university produces multipurpose bamboo bicycles
The African University of Science and Technology in Abuja has produced multipurpose bamboo bicycles to improve community living.
According to him, bamboo bicycles have been designed and built as part of the interdisciplinary business and innovation programme. He said designing of bamboo bicycles was one of the technologies currently ready for commercialization.
He said the institution was ready to partner with any capable investor that would be ready to mass produce the products for the benefits of the citizens and the rest of the world.
He said, "Both our students and faculty understand that the purpose of scientific research is to make meaningful contributions to our civilization and to offer solutions to real-life problems. As a result, some of the work done by our students, even at the Master's level, has produced technologies which can be used to improve the quality of life among our communities.”
"The bamboo bicycle, and ceramic tile water filters, conceptualized, designed and produced at AUST, using local materials, are typical examples."
He also said that AUST had also developed ceramic water filters for the production of potable water in rural and urban communities. He said the technology could be used to treat water and make it fit for drinking.
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