I came acros with the following description about a certain inventor from XIX century:
An illustrious 19th-century European character who amassed an immense fortune thanks to his more than three hundred inventions, has passed to the annals of history for having developed a device with a photosynthetic organism that was a true economic reef for this inventor. After making a public demonstration of the benefits of this invention in British territory, the German authorities and the Scandinavian countries began to manufacture it, while the British, somewhat more reluctant, would authorize its production several years later. When its use was extended to the industry or public works, among others, the patent made the assets of this character increase substantially.
Additional background: It was also mentioned that this particular substance is related to the inventor: