INTEGRATED geoscience and petroleum engineering firm Oilfield Technologies (OT) has scored a $1 million grant to continue its research into cleaner gas.
David Manning , owner and managing director of the Cockburn Central set-up, 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 trialling 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 a number of experiments to run before its product could be manufactured on a commercial scale, although overseas interest on 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.