Green tech firm’s cash backing

John Pettitt, chief executive of Clean Air Power
John Pettitt, chief executive of Clean Air Power
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A Lancashire firm has secured cash backing to push forward plans for its carbon-busting technology.

Clean Air Power, which has its head office on Aston Way, Leyland, has been awarded research and development funding by the Niche Vehicle Network’s collaborative research and development programme.

The programme is an independent body set up by vehicle manufacturers to provide funding support to niche technology firms.

Chief executive John Pettitt said it will share the funding with its partner on the project, exhaust specialist, Eminox.

He said: “I would like to thank the Network for the grant proceeds and recognition among a strong competitive group of companies and technologies.

“Clean Air Power is the pioneer in Dual-Fuel engine systems and we look forward to devoting our expertise and effort in the delivery of this project.”

It will use the cash to deliver a prototype of technology for use in heavy duty vehicles by the end of March.

In a statement on Wednesday, Clean Air Power added: “Packaging the exhaust after-treatment systems is an important step towards applying our Dual-Fuel technology to Euro 6 vehicles and this award is recognition of the place that Dual-Fuel technology holds in the UK’s low-carbon vehicle road map.”