Grant fires gas re­search

Cockburn Gazette - - STREET WATCH -

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.

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