Born at Oguta On 2nd June, 1955 to Mr. & Mrs.  B.N. Chukwuogo of Awka, Anambra State, Keluo started his engineering career in Delta Steel Company Limited, Aladja in 1979 after completing a Post Graduate Diploma program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in the University of Lagos.  Over the next ten years, he worked in various capacities in the company, during which he did an M.Sc Program in Mechanical Engineering in Unversity of Lagos.

In order to realize his potentials, he left the "Safe" working environment of Delta Steel and set out to incorporate  Boskel Nigeria Limited with the goal to develop solutions to some of the process industry problems that occur in Nigeria. 

The first major engineering opportunity came in the form of smoky  flaring of gases with the consequent pollution of the environment.  Over the next 2-years, he  developed and patented a smokeless flare system which was successfully  introduced to Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SPDC), following which the company carried out a systematic replacement of all their smoky flares with the patented Boskel smokeless  flare system.

When SPDC effected gas gathering from their fields  for the LNG Project, it became necessary to modify the Boskel Flare System. Hence a new system was developed which had a very high turn-down ratio: with capability to operate satisfactorily at extremely low flow rates as well as high flow rates.

This model of Boskels flare system was exported to the Sultanate of  Oman over a 6-year period. (from 2006 to 2012) and is currently being used in many vertical flare installations in Nigeria.

The problem of  disposal of wastes was then tackled by developing the Boskel Rotary Kiln Incinerators and Accessories. These have been deployed in various teaching hospitals  as well as industrial and municipal waste treatment facilities in the country.  Boskels thermal desorption system which is used in the treatment of oil-contaminated soils and sludges was also developed in response to the need of the industry.

Ten years into the works in Boskel, Keluo undertook another M.Sc. Program in Process Systems Engineering at the prestigious Cranfield University. This was quickly followed by a Ph.D in Process Systems Engineering from the same institution.

Some of the other engineering developments made and commercialized by Engr. Keluo Chukwuogo are listed below;

  1. Development of Pyrolysis System for expired Tyres to produce Oils, Steel wire scrap and Carbon black
  1. Development of high temperature Gasifier for the disposal of expired drugs and similar materials
  1. Development of Production Process and Plant for the production of activated Carbon from Palm Kernel shells and such materials for export.

Keluo is  married to Ifeoma Edith Chukwuogo (nee Mafiana)  with four children, 3 sons who are highly qualified and practising Engineers and 1 daughter who is in Communication Arts.

He has received the following awards:

  1. Member of the Order of Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR) - 2004
  2. ā€œEngineer of the Year 2001 (Nigerian  Society of Engineers)
  3. ā€œEngineering Hall of Fameā€  (Nigerian Society of Engineers) - 2003
  4. Outstanding Young Person Award by the Nigerian Junior Chamber - 1995.
  5. Fellow, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers - 2011                                           
  6. Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers

He is involved in the following hobbies: photography, travelling and exploring


  • Development of Pyrolysis System & High Temperature Gasifier