Grant fires gas research
INTEGRATED geoscience and petroleum engineering firm Oilfield Technologies (OT) has secured a $1 million grant to continue its research into cleaner gas.
David Manning, owner and managing director of the Cockburn Central business, said the Global Innovation Linkage grant helped establish subsidiary Gas Capture Technologies, which operates from OT’s Baling Street address.
The grant will go towards trying a new method of extracting impurities from gas used in the home, making it more efficient for consumers.
“This is quite a unique thing,” he said.
“If the grant was unsuccessful, this technology would have sat on the shelf for years.”
The Banjup resident said there were numerous experiments to run before the product could be manufactured on a commercial scale, although overseas interest in the outcomes was high.
“This grant gets us to the topside in a big way and will give us horsepower,” he said.
Project partners include the University of WA, University of Melbourne and China’s DKT Energy Technology.
For more grants information visit www.business. gov.au/smallbusiness.