Cockburn company scores $1 million for research into cleaner gas

David Manning (owner) Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d471402
David Manning (owner) Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d471402

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.

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